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Those who have already known the Blues
Playing a friendly match with a selection is not a definitive choice and several examples of players who have changed teams exist. We can in particular think of Diego Costa who had played a friendly match with Brazil before making a career with Spain. Since September 2020 the rules have changed slightly. Thus, to change selection, you must not have played more than three matches after your first selection, you must be under 21 years old during your last selection for the national team, three years have passed after the last match played with this selection and finally not to have taken part in a World Cup or a Continental Cup. So with the old regulation, Ruben Aguilar and Houssem Aouar could still have had a choice. The first got to know the French team during the rally last November and played against Finland (2-0 defeat). His father being Spanish, he could also have chosen La Roja. For Houssem Aouar, who played on October 7 with the Blues against Ukraine (7-1), it was possible to change selection and opt for Algeria. However, they played with the Blues when they were over 21.
Similar scenario for Alassane Pléa who also tasted the France team in October 2018 against Uruguay (1-0). With Malian origins, he could have changed teams with the old regulations, but can no longer. Same story for Tiémoué Bakayoko who had played against Spain (2-0 defeat) on March 28, 2017, he has not joined the Blues since. Still able to play with Cote d’Ivoire on paper until this rule change, he could have done an about-face, but his goal remains France as he recently indicated. Convened by France in September and November 2019, Mattéo Guendouzi did not know a selection. Captain of the France Espoirs team, he has often claimed that his priority was the Blues, but in theory he still has the possibility of joining Morocco. Finally, Jordan amavi, summoned with the Blues in October 2017, can also change selection and join Togo. Choosing a selection is often a difficult choice and some players still have a little time to ask the question.
Those who are close
Never called up for the French team unlike his brother Lucas who is one of its executives, Theo Hernandez has high performance allowing him to imagine a future in the jersey of the Blues. After having made his age classes with France, he seems to be on the right track. However, he can still do like Aymeric Laporte and choose Spain who have approached him in the past as his brother. It is always astonishing not to have seen Jules Koundé with the Blues. Part of the Hopes, the Sevillian has been excellent for two years in Andalusia and candidate for a place for Euro 2020. His stated goal is France, but it is always possible for him to choose Benin. Rare thinning in the season of the Olympique de Marseille, Boubacar Kamara shines with the Hopes and seems promised to wear the blue jersey. As long as he does not play an official match with the Habs, the possibility of playing with Senegal is still possible.
Premier League revelation with Leicester, Wesley fofana is living an XXL season with the Foxes. Also French international with the Espoirs, the native of Marseille can always wear the jersey of Côte d’Ivoire. Very good with RB Leipzig, Christopher Nkunku, Nordi Mukiele and Ibrahima Konate all three wore the jersey of the France Espoirs team. The first two have the choice between France and DR Congo, while the third can evolve with the Blues as with Mali. Franco-Algerians, Rayan cherki, Amine Gouiri, Rayan Aït Nouri and Yacine Adli are all four very talented and they wore the jersey of the Blues during their age classes. The latter would also have decided in favor of Algeria for the future. With promising young shoots, AS Monaco is shining this season. Youssouf Fofana, Benoît Badiashile and Aurélien Tchouaméni who have all played with the French Espoirs can also play with Côte d’Ivoire, DR Congo and Cameroon.
Asemist feeling this season, the young Sofiane Diop is international U20 French and can always change in favor of Senegal and Morocco. Same story for Issa Diop, who returns to form with West Ham, and has the choice between the Blues, the Lions of Teranga and the Lions of the Atlas. The latter two, however, give priority to France. Brother of Parisian Abdou Diallo who recently chose Senegal, Ibrahima Diallo he still has the choice. He took part in the France U21 rallies last fall, but missed the Euro Espoirs. A native of Liège, Rennais Adrien Truffert can play with France and the Red Devils. International Habs tricolor, he opted for the Blues. Finally, Mohamed simakan the future Leipzig player, would have opted for Guinea. The choice is not yet official until he has played an official match with Sily National but his decision seems to be made.
Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen, France-Mali), Evan N’Dicka (Eintracht Frankfurt, France-Cameroonian), Jonathan Bamba (Lille, France-Ivory Coast), Moussa Dembélé (Atlético de Madrid, France-Mali), Abdoulaye Doucouré (Everton, France-Mali), William Saliba (Nice, France-Cameroon), Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund, France-Senegal), Neal Maupay (Brighton, France-Argentina), Boubakary Soumaré (Lille, France-Senegal ), Bouna Sarr (Bayern Munich, France-Senegal), Téji Savanier (Montpellier, France-Algeria), Colin Dagba (PSG, France-Benin), Imrân Louza (Nantes, France-Morocco), Alban Lafont (Nantes, France- Burkina Faso), Faitout Maouassa (Rennes, France-Congo), Romain Faivre (Brest, France-Algeria), Pape Gueye (Marseille, France-Senegal), Arnaud Kalimuendo (Lens, France-DR Congo), Tanguy Kouassi (Bayern Munich , France-Ivory Coast) …