Brentford man receives first international call-up after switching allegiance

Brentford man receives first international call-up after switching allegiance from France earlier this summer.

Brentford attacker Bryan Mbeumo has received his first call-up for Cameroon.

He switched his allegiance from France last month and is now preparing to play his first international matches.

Mbeumo, 23, has been a key player for the Bees over the past few years and has made a decent start to the new Premier League campaign, chipping in with two goals so far.

Cameroon latest

Cameroon have named the Brentford star along with other players including Inter Milan’s Andre Onana and Lyon’s Karl Toko-Ekambi.

They are in the World Cup and have two friendlies coming up against Uzbekistan and South Korea in preparation for Qatar.

Rigobert Song’s team are in Group G this winter so will be taking on Switzerland, Serbia and Brazil.

Mbeumo will be looking to cause a stir on the international stage, just like he has done in England since moving over from Troyes back in 2019.

He helped Brentford gain promotion in his second year and played a key role in their comfortable survival last term under Thomas Frank.

In 140 appearances for the London club in all competitions to date, he has chipped in with 34 goals and 28 assists.

Other news

In other Bees news, Mathias Jensen and Mikkel Damsgaard have been called up for the Denmark squad for their upcoming Nations League games against Croatia and France at the end of the month.

There is also a place in the Scotland ranks for summer signing Aaron Hickey as they face Ukraine and Republic of Ireland.