According to L’Équipe, Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar is close to switching his national team allegiance to Algeria in the next few weeks. Despite claims that the move has been finalised by the head of the Algerian football federation, nothing has yet been agreed between the federation and Aouar – who has already appeared for the France in friendly competition.
The Algerian football federation announced on national television that “Houssem Aouar has given us his agreement to join the Algerian National Team” via the remarks of Djahid Zefizef on TV 3. The federation boss also revealed that they are “also in discussions with Amine Gouiri, however nothing is decided yet.”
The player’s entourage however did say that discussions have been initiated but that no agreement has yet been reached – although Aouar reportedly intends to switch nationality to the Fennecs, especially since his prospects in the France team look increasingly unlikely following the 2022 World Cup.
GFFN | George Boxall