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German and Bundesliga teenage star teases international career with Ireland

Paul Nebel

One to watch.

German underage international Paul Nebel has teased an international career with Ireland in a recent interview with his club, Mainz.

Nebel, 19, is a German Under-19 international and is eligible to play for the Boys in Green via his grandmother who is from Ireland. His mother is also half-Irish.

The lively winger has played on a number of occasions for Mainz’s first-team – making his debut in the German cup in September 2020. He would later go on to make his Bundesliga debut against RB Leipzig a week on.

Paul Nebel teases international future with Ireland.

But Nebel has revealed he holds a special place for Ireland in his heart, teasing a potential appearance for the Boys in Green down the line.

“My grandmother is Irish and my mother is half-Irish,” he said. “The country is like a second home to me and my parents are on holiday there right now.

“I don’t have an Irish passport yet, but I’m thinking about applying for it because I have it inside me and I feel that I have roots there, which I’m proud of.”

Paul Nebel.

As mentioned, Nebel is a highly-rated winger with Mainz at just 19-years-old, and is likely to improve in the future when given the chance to do so.

Paul Nebel

So much so that he has already played on three occasions for Mainz’s first-team so far this season in the Bundesliga in games against Bayer Leverkusen, Bochum and RB Leipzig.

At the moment, Mainz are 7th in the Bundesliga – with Nebel primarily involved with their second team, Mainz II this term.

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