The Moroccan Federation invited Matteo Guendouzi’s father to attend one of their recent matches, in an attempt to get him to convince the Arsenal midfielder to play for Morocco, according to reports.
Guendouzi currently has two options when it comes to which country he’s going to represent at senior level. Either he can stick with France, where he was born, or he can switch to Morocco, as he has Moroccan ancestry.
Moroccan newspaper Al Massae report that Guendouzi’s father was invited to their recent game against Malawi. However, he refused the offer, replying that the decision was his son’s alone.
Officials from the country tried the same thing two years ago, but from the looks of things they’re going to be just as unsuccessful this time as they were then.
Based on recent interviews, Guendouzi’s aim seems to be to play for France. On playing for their senior side, the midfielder told Ouest-France “It’s a dream for me. I will do everything to get there someday. If I succeed, it would be extraordinary.”
Guendouzi is a regular for the French youth teams, making his debut for the u18s in November 2016, then moving up to the u19s by September 2017, before appearing for the u20s in November 2017. At this point the midfielder is just waiting for that first senior call up, but with the way he’s progressing for Arsenal, it can’t be far away.