You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Bakayoko earns maiden call for France football team

IANS logoIANS 21-03-2017

Also on Monday, France head coach Didier Deschamps called up Lyon right-back Christophe Jallet to replace injured Bacary Sagna of Manchester City, reports Xinhua news agency.

The 22-year-old Bakayoko has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United.

Bakayoko finished a decisive header to eliminate Manchester City in Champions League last week, earning his club a quarter-final spot in the tournament.

Bakayoko is the fifth Monaco player in Les Bleus, along with Benjamin Mendy, Thomas Lemar, Djibril Sidibe and the 18-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe.

France, Group A leaders with a three-point margin, will visit Luxembourg on Saturday, before hosting Spain in a friendly next Tuesday.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon