By Peter Atencio
The Philippine Football Federation is looking into the possibility of getting a Fil-French goalkeeper and two Fil-British standouts to play for the Azkals in the future.
Eighteen-year-old Alphonse Areola could someday beef up the aging Azkals’ roster should talks to make him play for flag and country prosper.
The 6’2” Areola currently plays for the Paris St. Germaine Club, a squad which sees action in a first-division league in France.
Areola, who used to be a member of the France’s national under-16 team, is currently PSG’s third-choice goalkeeper.
He is reportedly being groomed to become one of their top goalies and as a part of France’s senior national team as well.
At the moment, Areola is keen on joining the French men’s national squad.
The parents of London-based standouts Aaron de Rama and Jessie Arroyo have also come forward and expressed their children’s interest in seeing action for the national squad.
National team manager Dan Palami, who is leaving for Europe this August, said he is set to reach out to at least six Fil-European prospects.
Azkals’ team member Rob Gier, a Fil-British right back, has informed Palami of the new prospects as the squad’s newly designated scout. Published in Manila Standard Today