Cameroonian-born AS Monaco midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni has been in the sights of the Cameroon Football Federation for several months. But the young talent seems to have already made his choice.
35 games played out of a possible 37, with two goals and 4 assists to his name. With such figures, it is natural to say that AS Monaco's young midfielder, Aurélien Tchouameni (21), has had a really successful season.
In Cameroon, the country of his parents, the solid performances of the Monegasque have not failed to catch the eye of the Football Federation. For several months now, the midfielder has been in the sights of Cameroonian football officials. The latter would very much like to count him among the Indomitable Lions.
But the task is already proving difficult if not impossible. After the French Cup final between Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday 19 May, Aurelien Tchouameni told Eurosport about his love for the French shirt: "The French flag is close to my heart.''
Aurélien Tchouameni in France's 23-man squad for the Euro U21
Thus, he intends to play in the final phase of the Euro U21, which will take place from 31 May in Hungary and Slovenia. "I did the first part of this Euro ( Qualifiers) and I hope to continue," he said to Eurosport.
A statement that may dampen the hopes of the Cameroon Football Federation, which saw in this player a major reinforcement for the upcoming events, including the AFCON 2021, which must be played in Cameroon in January 2022. Aurelien Tchouameni is also in the list of 23 selected this Thursday morning by the coach of the Bleuets, Silvain Ripol.
The player has never been invited to play for Cameroon at any levels, thus his affinity will clearly be tilted towards Les Bleus.