Teun Wilke, the “Dutchman” who wants to represent Mexico

Teun Wilke is another Mexican jewel with dual nationality, which is why he finds himself between a rock and a hard place in terms of being selected for a National Team.

Teun WIlke gained prominence in recent months after announcing his signing with Serie B side SPAL. On August 31, 2021, the 19-year-old announced his new stage in professional soccer.

His full name is Teun Sebastián Ángel Wilke Braams, born in Querétaro to Dutch parents. This situation makes him eligible for both national teams, with Mexico having a slight “advantage.”

He is currently concentrating at the CAR with the Mexican U-20 National Team, which has opted to give him continuity to prevent the representatives of the Netherlands from taking him with the ‘Clockwork Orange.’

In an interview with TUDN, Wilke revealed that Dutch federation officials have already contacted him. However, nothing concrete, but he has made it clear that he wants to represent the Mexican National Soccer Team.

There was contact, they asked about me, but so far nothing concrete. At this moment I have not made a decision, I will make it when I reach that point, but at this moment my heart says Mexico.

Teun Wilke

At the same time, Wilke assured that he had offers to join Mexican soccer this summer before joining SPAL. He mentioned that he opted to continue his development in European soccer.

Finally, he stated that his dream since childhood was to have a formative career in the ‘Old Continent,’ which is why he rejected offers from Liga MX. It should be noted that Wilke was trained in Querétaro’s youth academy.