As a football player, you want to learn from the best. That’s exactly what Hearts midfielder Arnaud Djoum is doing over in Spain right now with AC Milan and football legend Clarence Seedorf.
The Cameroon international is currently gearing up for the African Cup of Nations. He’s been named in the initial Indomitable Lions’ squad for the tournament that will be held in Egypt this year.
The Dutchman was a midfielder in his playing days. Who better is there for Djoum to learn from than the Dutch and Milan icon?
The former Real Madrid battler, AC Milan star and current Cameroon boss has used his connections wisely. His side are using the training facility in Valdebebas commonly referred to as ‘Real Madrid City‘ to prepare for the tournament.
Even at 30-years-old, Djoum can learn from Seedorf
Djoum may be in the peak of his career, but no matter what age you are, you can always learn a thing or two about being a midfielder from Seedorf. The Dutchman is one of the greatest of his generation.
The Dutchman was as intelligent on the park as he is off it. The man who can speak six different languages will be able to share his techniques with his midfield crop in the Cameroon squad.
This will help them endlessly, both in the upcoming AFCON and their personal careers. Whilst obviously not on the same par ability wise, Djoum is similar in style to Seedorf.
He is a box to box midfielder who is equally good with his feet as he is in the tackle. Djoum was set for talks with the Jambos over a new deal at the end of last month according to The Scotsman. Fans will be keen to see what he’s learned from the iconic midfielder if he does return to Tynecastle.
Cameroon will face Benin, Ghana and Guinea-Bissau in the AFCON group-stages, which kick off on June 21st. Hearts fans will hope he returns to Tynecastle in July with a new contract penned and a second AFCON winner’s medal to boot.