I'm open to playing for Malaysia, says Wolves youngster Hong Wan

By Seng Foo 20 December 2019 2900
I'm open to playing for Malaysia, says Wolves youngster Hong Wan
Wolverhampton Wanderers youngster Nathaniel Shio Hong Wan did not rule out representing Malaysia in the future.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Premier League side from Yeovil Town earlier this year, can represent the Harimau Malaya through his mother, who was from Tangkak, Johor.

The London-born midfielder is also eligible to play for England or China, his father's country of origin.

However, having just joined Wolves, his international future was not a priority for him yet.

"I'm open to anything, really. I will be grateful if the opportunity [to play for Malaysia] comes, but whatever happens, happens.

"I just joined the club and I am very excited to be part [of the project]," he told Astro Supersport host Adam Carruthers.

Although Shio admitted he was not well versed in Malaysian football, he enjoyed his connection to the country.

"I am an only child, but I have a big [extended] family in Malaysia.

"They were very pleased for me when they heard the news of me signing for Wolves, and my cousin actually said I shoud play for JDT [Malaysian Super League champions Johor Darul Ta'zim] one day!

"Ideally I will go back [to Malaysia] at the end of this season with my mom.

"I was actually in Malaysia last year, going to places like the Jonker Street, and I loved the place," he said.

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