Eddie Nketiah confirms talks with GFA over a possible nationality switch

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Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah has confirmed that he has held talks with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over a possible nationality switch ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

Eddie Nketiah’s who was born to Ghanaian parents in England and has featured for England at youth level (U-18, 19, 20, 21) is amongst numerous players the Ghana FA has set sights on convincing ahead and the Mundial to be played in Qatar.

In May, Eddie Nketiah revealed in an interview that he’s open to representing either Ghana or England.

“My club situation is priority first. At the moment my full focus is on my club and making sure i sort out things for next season. Once that’s finished then i can sit down and have that discussion with my family. It’s open to both [countries] and i am not closing the door to anything,” Nketiah said via The Beautiful Game Podcast.

He added: My parents are both Ghanaians. It’s a possibility. I am open to both – playing for Ghana or England. Being from Ghana, you are obviously happy they have qualified for the World Cup. I know players like Thomas [Partey] so i am happy for them.

In the latest development, the Arsenal forward has confirmed that he has held talks with the Ghana FA over a nationality switch. However, a decision hasn’t been made yet.

“There have been discussions, but nothing has been decided,” Nketiah told The Telegraph.

Should Eddie Nketiah who’s currently England’s all-time top scorer at U-21 level decide to switch nationality, he will join the likes of Kevin-Prince Boateng, Dennis Odoi, Alexander Djiku, Adam Kwarasey and so on as players with dual nationalities but opted to play for Ghana at the senior level in recent times.

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