Arsenal attacker Edward Nketiah has revealed he’s open to a change of worldwide allegiance from England to Ghana forward of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Born to Ghanaian mother and father in London, the 22-year-old striker stays eligible to characteristic for both nation at senior stage regardless of representing his nation of delivery at youth stage.
Talks of a change of worldwide desire have elevated after the Black Stars beat rivals Nigeria to safe a ticket for the upcoming World Cup the place they’ve been drawn towards Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.
“My parents are both Ghanaian, so of course, it’s a possibility. I am open to both – playing for Ghana or England,” Nketiah informed The Beautiful Game podcast.
“Like you stated, I’ve performed for the youth groups so naturally once I was clearly youthful, they referred to as me as much as go play for them.
“Being from Ghana, you might be clearly glad they’ve certified for the World Cup. I do know gamers like [Thomas] Partey [and] I’m glad for them as nicely.
“It’s always good to have that opportunity to potentially do that.”
Nketiah is certainly one of three England youth internationals on Ghana’s radar for the World Cup, the others being Brighton & Hove Albion defender Tariq Lamptey and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Out of contract with Arsenal on the finish of the season, nonetheless, Nketiah has set his sights on first finding out his membership future earlier than deciding his worldwide profession.
“My club situation [out of contract at the end of the season] is the priority,” stated the ahead.
“At the second, my full focus is on my membership [Arsenal] and ensuring I kind out issues for subsequent season.
“Once that’s completed, then I can actually sit down with my household and have that dialogue. So it’s open to each [countries] and I’m not closing the door to something.
“It’s great to have the opportunity to do so.”
Nketiah has seen restricted sport time at Arsenal this season, making solely 14 appearances within the Premier League.
The frontman, who has 5 objectives in 5 League Cup appearances this time period, made his first Premier League begin for The Gunners towards Southampton on Saturday, lasting for your entire length of the sport.