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By ESPN Staff

Ederson would consider playing for France

Lyon's Brazilian playmaker Ederson would seriously entertain with the idea of playing for France.

The 23-year-old is a world champion for Brazil in the under-17 category but he has never appeared for the Selecao's senior team.

And having now played in France's Ligue 1 for four and a half years, during spells with Nice and then Lyon, he could soon claim French nationality and turn out for Les Bleus.

Ederson has not dismissed the idea out of hand.

"After spending five years in France, I have the right to ask for French nationality," he told L'Equipe. "My supreme objective is to wear the Brazil shirt again but I could claim to play for Les Bleus.

"Up until this point, I haven't received an official request but anything is possible in football.

"If, one day, I was confronted by this question, I would have to weigh up the pros and cons."

Ederson moved to Nice from Brazilian side Juventude in 2004 and impressed in his last couple of years for the southerners, earning himself a move to the French champions last summer for 15 million euros.

After a slow start to his first season with Les Gones, the attacking midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular, scoring five goals in 26 games this campaign.

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