The following months may prove to be crucial in the context of Wesley Fofana’s choice of the adult representation. The Ivorian Football Association will try to persuade him to recognize his affiliation, reports L’Equipe.
The footballer is almost 22 years old and this is the moment when he will finish the game at the youth level. Due to his still young age, he can still wait for his chance at the senior level, although it should also be noted that there is fierce competition in Didier Deschamps for a place in the basic squad.
Activists from the Ivory Coast are going to take advantage of this moment. A popular French newspaper suggests that attempts are underway to persuade Chelsea’s most expensive defender to use his second passport to make a life-long decision to defend their national colors.
It can be assumed that in the longer term, Fofan could finally get a chance from the “Tri-color”. His trip to this year’s World Cup in Qatar is unlikely to take place as he has not received any appointments. His peer, William Saliba from Arsenal, impressed the manager with his great form at the start of the season.
The prognosis for now is that the former Leicester City player will withhold his declaration for a longer period. The picture could have looked a lot different if Ivory Coast had gotten to the World Cup, and the stopwatch has nothing to lose at the moment, given its potential.
The AS Saint-Étienne alum wore the colors of the French U-21 national team five times, and the last time on September 23, during a friendly against Germany.