FC Bayern München starlet Kingsley Coman has received a first call-up for France and could make his senior international debut in this month’s friendly with Germany.
Coman, who joined Bayern on a two-season loan from Juventus in the summer, has scored twice and laid on a further two goals for the Bundesliga champions in six eye-catching top-flight appearances this season.
The teenager, who has nine Under-21 appearances to his name, could now feature against a number of familiar faces when France face Die Nationalmannschaft at the Stade de France on 13 November before taking on England at Wembley four days later.
"Kingsley is a young player, but has huge potential," France boss Didier Deschamps told media, adding Coman could feature at next summer’s UEFA EURO 2016 if he impresses. "He's playing regularly, and is good in many different positions, and has the quality of power and penetration. I wanted to see him before making the final decision."
Coman featured heavily in Bayern's 5-1 rout of Arsenal FC in their Champions League encounter on Wednesday, terrorising the Gunners’ France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy. "It was OK, but I can play a lot better," insisted the 19-year-old after the game. "I can do better. I have high expectations of myself, and I know my qualities better than anyone."