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Report: Barca Wonderkid Makes Decision On International Allegiance

Barcelona wonderkid Ilias Akhomach has made a decision on his international allegiance amid talk he could represent Morocco.

Read: African Superstar To Be Snubbed For AFCON?

Akhomach has broken into the Catalans' senior side this season, and made his official first team debut against Espanyol last week in Xavi Hernandez's first game in charge.

The 17-year-old came through the famous La Masia academy and has already represented Spain at U16 and U18 level.

The forward, however, remains eligible to represent Morocco due to his parents, who were born there, but Marca has now reported that he is set turn down an approach from the African giants in favour of Spain.

Former Morocco U17 coach Sergio Piernas has revealed he tried to convince Akhomach to play for the Moroccans.

"Ilias was a priority, he was on the first step for all the qualities we saw in him. He had had a brief step for the U15s of Morocco. I spoke with him several times with video calls. My heart was divided, because I am Spanish but my work was with Morocco," Piernas said, as per Tribal Football.

"He was always very grateful for the interest of the country of his roots. But he always had the idea very clear of wanting to play for Spain."

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