England youth record goalscorer Eddie Nketiah has for the first time confirmed his desire to switch nationality to play for Ghana ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Arsenal playmaker confirmed his decision to switch from the European country to play for the country of his parents just one week after Ghana’s leading football news outfit exclusively revealed the move.
Ghana FA authorities are far advanced in their move to capture the youngster from England as talks have been held already with the family of the player over the switch.
His Ghanaian team-mate Thomas Partey has also piled the pressure on the youngster who now is keen to make the move to play for the Black Stars with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar looming.
‘Of course it is a possibility. I’m open to both, playing for Ghana and playing for England as well,” Nketiah told The Beautiful game podcast when asked about the move to play for the Black Stars.
“It’s always good to have the opportunity to potentially do that’, he continued.
By the sounds of it, Nketiah could be lining out alongside Thomas Partey for Ghana come the World Cup.
Meanwhile, despite being the record England U21 goalscorer, Nketiah is yet to be capped at senior level for the Three Lions, and qualifies to play for Ghana through his family should he wish to make that switch.
The Black Stars have qualified for the World Cup finals in Qatar too, drawn in a group with Uruguay, Portugal and South Korea, and Nketiah confirmed that he is open to the idea of switching allegiance ahead of the tournament.
The London-born forward has won 17 England U21 internationals with 16 goals.