Hearts star Arnaud Djoum has been named in Cameroon’s provisional 34-man squad for this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations after impressing international boss Clarence Seedorf.
The Hearts ace is one of a handful of British-based players named in the squad, as confirmed by the Cameroonian FA on their official website, with the most notable absentee being Liverpool’s Joel Matip.
The tournament takes place in Egypt between June 21 and July 19 with Seedorf still to whittle his squad down to a final 23.
The 30-year-old midfielder Djoum is out of contract at the end of the season and Hearts boss Craig Levein has admitted that he’d like to extend his stay at Tynecastle.
If he makes the final squad, as expected, and impresses in Egypt, it could well make it impossible for the Jambos to keep him in Edinburgh.
Djoum has made 20 appearances for his country and was a key part of the squad who lifted the trophy in 2017.
The midfielder has been in good form for Hearts recently after an injury-hit 2017/18 season and the Jambos will be desperate to get him tied down to a new contract before the end of the month.
With a Scottish Cup final on the horizon too, it could be a good summer for Djoum if he can get his hands on a couple of bits of silverware.