Reports: GFA makes contact with Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey

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Ghana Football Association (GFA) have contacted with Brighton and Hove Albion right back Tariq Lamptey over the possibly of playing for Ghana.

Tariq Lamptey who was born in United Kingdom (UK) to Ghanaian parents came through the ranks of Chelsea academy.

Lamptey in December 2019 made his senior Chelsea debut against Arsenal in the Premier league. He replaced Fikayo Tomori in the 59th minute and was a lively presence as he helped Chelsea come back from 1–0 down to win 2–1.

The young right back went on to make two more appearances for Chelsea, both coming in FA Cup wins over Nottingham Forest at home and Hull City away.

Lamptey after refusing to sign a new contract with Chelsea left the club in January 2020 to join Brighton and Hove Albion on a three and a half year deal.

Tariq made his Brighton debut against Leicester in a scoreless game at the King Power Stadium. He has then sealed a place in the starting 11, starting every other game, including games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City.

According to reports, the Ghana FA have been observing his growth and have already made contact with the defender over the possibility of playing for Ghana.

With Tariq’s father having openly declared his desire to see his son play for Ghana, there’s hope Ghana could get this one in the bag.

Tariq has however featured for England at Juvenile level (U-18, 19 and 20).

Lamptey since leaving Chelsea has made 5 appearances for Brighton and provided an assist.

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