France-born Montpellier striker Andy Delort has opted to play for Algeria

Montpellier striker Andy Delort has become the latest former France youth international to commit to playing for an African nation at senior level, opting to represent Algeria.

The 27-year-old was born in France and played for the Europeans at under-20 level and as a beach football international.

But the former Wigan Athletic forward revealed to French journalists on Monday that he is drawn to his maternal side and is working on switching allegiance to Algeria.

“It’s true, it has surprised everyone, but it’s a thoughtful process,” he confirmed at a press conference