18-year old Nice youngster Badredine Bouanani has opted to play for Algeria
18-year old Nice winger Badredine Bouanani has officially opted to play for Algeria, according to L’Equipe. The French-born Bouanani only made his professional debut for Nice in January but has been impressive on the right-wing with his combination of speed and trickery.
Bouanani is a former France U18 international and won the 2022 Mediterranean Games last summer in Algeria, even scoring a penalty against the Desert Foxes. Bouanani is the latest French-born talent to pledge his international feature to Algeria, with the likes of Rayan Ait Nouri (Wolves), Fares Chaibi (Toulouse), Houssem Aouar (Lyon) and Sami Tlemcani (Chelsea) all committing to Algeria.
Bouanani has made 9 appearances this season, providing 3 assists.
🦊 Rayan Ait Nouri (21, Wolves 🏴)— Algeria FC 🇩🇿⚽️ (@Algeria_FC) March 13, 2023
🦊 Fares Chaibi (20, Toulouse 🇫🇷)
🦊 Badredine Bouanani (18, Nice 🇫🇷)
Algeria is going full steam ahead in preparing for the next generation of Desert Foxes, with 3 young French-born talents committing their international future to Algeria pic.twitter.com/vSs0blTwCw