Bought from Ajaccio by Claude Puel to add some versatility to his frontline, Fousseni Diabaté introduced himself to the Leicester City faithful in the best way possible with two goals in a 5-1 FA Cup win against Peterborough.
Since then, the forward has featured six times in the league for the Foxes, starting two of them, and his performances haven’t gone unnoticed.
Already capped for Mali’s U23s, Diabaté is now, according to Football365 Afrique, being tracked by the first-team manager of his national team, and could feature in Mohamed Magassouba’s upcoming squad.
Scheduled to play a friendly against Japan on March 23rd, this could be the perfect opportunity for the manager to give the 22-year-old a go ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualification games in September, October and November.
Until then, all he can do is continue to show Magassouba and Claude Puel why he should continue to play for Leicester, and eventually end up making a name for himself on the international scene.