Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens is open to a call-up to the Dutch national team despite being born in Germany.

The 24-year-old has made 25 appearances for Atalanta this season alongside Hans Hateboer and Marten de Roon.

Germany have never come calling for the defender, who has a Dutch passport and speaking to AD, Gosens has stated he would welcome a call from Ronald Koeman and the KNVB.

He said, “They have seen me play a few times, but I have not heard anything yet.

“Of course it would be a huge honor if he calls me.

“I have two passports. I always use my German passport because I grew up with it, which is why many people do not know it, I think, but I have already renewed my Dutch passport in ‘s-Heerenberg, my parents live close by.

“I know the culture, I speak the language and I have a strong connection with the Netherlands If I were asked for Orange, I will think about it.”

Gosens had spells with Vitesse and Heracles Almelo before joining Atalanta in 2017.




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