Liverpool linked winger Paul-Georges Ntep gets first international call-up for France

The Stade Rennais attacker will hope to impress ahead of a home European Championships next summer.

Stade Rennais attacker Paul-Georges Ntep has been linked with Liverpool this month.

It was reported by L'Equipe that Ntep had been to Merseyside twice in recent times to visit the training facilities at Melwood and discussing the possibility of a move to the Premier League.

Ntep has been in good form for Rennes this season. The 22-year-old, who was linked with QPR and Arsenal last year, joined the club from Auxerre in January 2014 and has had a great spell in Brittany.

He has scored 14 goals in 46 appearances for the club since his arrival and he is certainly one of the hottest talents in France - with nine goals in 15 appearances for the French under-21 international set-up.

Now he has been given another accolade, as France national team boss Didier Deschamps has called him up to the senior French squad for the first time today.

Ntep has obviously impressed the former Chelsea midfielder enough to earn a call-up for upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Albania.

It was a decision that will no doubt please Les Bleus fans, as it is the clearest indication yet that this Liverpool-linked attacker wants an international future with France and not Cameroon.

He will join up with current Liverpool player Mamadou Sakho in the squad and perhaps the defender can have a quiet word in his ear about a potential move to Anfield this summer.

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