Wolves 26-year-old makes admission about possible switch to Asia
By Danny Wright
Wolves captain Danny Batth has admitted that he has thought about switching national allegiance to play for India.
The 26-year-old, who was born in the Black Country and is eligible to play for both England and India, says that it is possible that he can turn out for the Asian national team in the future.
However he has ruled out such a thing happening due to his commitment to playing for Wolves and the logistics of playing international football so far away.
When asked if he was willing to make the switch, Batth was quoted by the Indian Express as saying: “I’ve thought about it and it doesn’t frighten me at all. But I’ve made a commitment to Wolverhampton Wanderers. I wouldn’t be able to reside in India because I play professionally in England. So that’s not an option.”
India, despite its dense population of over one billion people, are currently 100th in the FIFA world rankings – the highest they’ve ever been since 1993.
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The surge up the charts appears to have coincided with the rise of the Indian Super League, which has seen players like David Trezeguet, John Arne Riise and Roberto Carlos play there in recent years.
Batth has been one of the most consistent performers for Wolves and featured 41 times in all competitions this season, scoring four goals.
He is likely to make his 200th appearance for the West Midlands outfit next season, having played 191 times for the club since rising through their academy.
In other Wolves news, a reliable journalist has explained how this senior man is nearing a Molineux exit.