Valentin Gendrey & Johann Lepenant set to make France U21 debuts

France’s Under-21s team is set to face England in an international friendly on Saturday, with several players set to make their debut for the national side. The team will be without key players, including Képhren Thuram, Maxence Caqueret, Adrien Truffert, and Marvin Bard. However, the squad still boasts a talented line-up, with new faces in the mix.

According to L’Équipe, Lecce’s Valentin Gendrey and Johann Lepenant from Lyon are set to make their debut for the French side. Lepenant was in competition with Enzo Le Fée from Lorient to start, but ultimately got the nod. Meanwhile, the other uncertainty was over who would partner Benoît Badiashile in central defence. Mohamed Simakan from Leipzig was preferred over Castello Lukeba from Lyon.

France’s Under-21s team, led by manager Sylvain Ripoll, will be hoping to put in a strong performance against England. With several players making their debut, it will be an opportunity to see the future stars of French football in action

The full line-up for the Bleuets against England will be as follows:

Chevalier – Gendrey, Simakan, Badiashile (captain), Larouci – M. Koné, Lepenant – Olise, Cherki, A. Adli, Abline.

GFFN | George Boxall

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