17 year old Liverpool footballer UK Cypriot Lewis Koumas is spoilt for choice as Cyprus, England and Wales chase him to play for them

Talented Liverpool youngster Lewis Koumas is at the centre of a tug-of-war between England and Wales over which country he should represent.

Koumas, 17, is wanted by Wales under-19s for their two games against Sweden in June but England have also taken note of the young forward and asked about his availability for their under-18s internationals against Norway and Australia in Lisbon and Cyprus are knocking on the door too.

Lewis was born in Chester, England, his father was born in Wrexham, Wales and his Grandparents are from Paralimni in Cyprus.

The 17-year-old joined the Reds as an U11 player from Tranmere Rovers and has played primarily as a striker for the U18 group this season.

His highlights include a four-goal haul against Middlesbrough on opening day, a double against Manchester City and a goal against Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup.

Koumas combines his goalscoring instincts with a prodigious work ethic and a desire to keep defenders under maximum pressure.

As well as top-scoring for the U18s, he has gained valuable experience with the U19 group in the UEFA Youth League and stepped up into the U21s for action in the Papa Johns Trophy.

He can also play in midfield, a position where his father Jason thrived in a successful career, which took him to the Premier League and international football with Wales.

His father Jason Koumas is a Welsh former professional footballer who played for Tranmere Rovers, Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic, as well as the Welsh national team. He spent nine years in the Liverpool academy before joining Tranmere at eighteen,