Abde Ezzalzouli knows very well which country he wants represented. Summoned by Vahid Halilhodzic for the African Cup of Nations to be held in Cameroon, the FC Barcelona player is also the object of envy from Spain. A standoff in which the young talent has apparently already chosen his camp.
On his Twitter account, Abde Ezzalzouli changed his biography, presenting himself as a player for FC Barcelona and the Moroccan national team. A strong choice that cools the Spanish Federation, yet confident to convince the 20-year-old player to join the ranks of La Roja.
Ezzalzouli is the first player of Moroccan origin to appear for the Blaugrana. He joined FC Barcelona B this summer from Spanish second division club Hercules CF on a three-year contract.
This is not the first time that the player born in Beni Mellal has been called upon to represent one of the categories of the Moroccan national football team.
In March 2020, he was called up to represent the Moroccan national under-20 team in their friendly against Tunisia, but he was not included in the roster.
Moroccan players have historically faced pressure from European football federations to represent their teams.