St Etienne defender Faouzi Ghoulam welcomes Stoke, Fulham interest

St Etienne defender Faouzi Ghoulam has welcomed interest from Stoke City and Fulham. The 22-year-old won his first cap for Algeria on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier against Benin.

St Etienne defender Faouzi Ghoulam has welcomed interest from Stoke City and Fulham.

The 22-year-old won his first cap for Algeria on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier against Benin.

"I am very happy with my first cap for the national team," Ghoulam told Sky Sports. "I would like to congratulate the team. I am happy with my performance, my first cap, my first assist.

"There is interest from the Premier League and I welcome that. It means I am doing well with my club.

"If I can add the level of playing well with a national team, more clubs will be interested."

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