William Saliba, defender of Arsenal and the France team, met Samuel Eto’o in Douala, Cameroon. The player is of Cameroonian origin and the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) has long tried to convince him to join its selection.
William Saliba has long been a promising centre-back. This season, the 22-year-old has taken on a whole new dimension by becoming a major Arsenal player. Performances that allowed him to be called by Didier Deschamps to compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Competition is fierce for this position with the Blues, but William Saliba seems able to shake up the hierarchy despite the performances of Konaté and Upamecano. The coach must surely be happy to be able to count on him, because the former OM player could have worn the jersey of another selection: Cameroon. The defender, who will be absent until the end of the season due to a back injury, is visiting Douala.
William Saliba discussed with Samuel Eto’o in Cameroon
🔴 Currently in Cameroon, William Saliba paid a courtesy visit to Samuel Eto’o at FECAFOOT headquarters. 🤝🇨🇲🇫🇷
— GoTheLions (@GoTheLions) May 17, 2023
Indeed, Saliba took advantage of his recovery period to go to the country of his ancestors. On this occasion, the Gunner even visited a certain Samuel Eto’o, president of the Cameroon Football Federation, as evidenced by a photo circulating on social networks. The player, whose mother is of Cameroonian origin, still has family in the country. Although Fecafoot has long tried to push William Saliba to join the Indomitable Lions, the defender had another vision for his international career. He went through all levels of football with the Blues: U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, Espoirs and finally the A, which he joined for the first time in March 2022. We do not yet know what Saliba has discussed with Samuel Eto’o, but maybe one of the two men will say more about it in the next few days…