Ghana have made contact with the family of Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah over a possible switch of international allegiance for the 21-year-old.
Born to Ghanaian parents in London, the striker currently represents his country of birth at youth stage.
His rise to prominence last season following promotion to The Gunners’ first team has made him the subject of an international tug-of-war.
“We have been able to talk to Eddie Nketiah’s parents. But even though we have tried, it doesn’t mean it’s a done deal,” Black Stars coach CK Akonnor told Starr FM.
He added: “Myself and the Ghana Football Association are working hard at it.”
Talks about a potential international senior future with Ghana heightened when the Ghana Football Association (GFA) sent out a congratulatory message to the striker onTwitter following Arsenal’s 2-1 FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea earlier this month.
The attacker, who spent the first half of last season on loan at Leeds United, posted a team celebration picture with the caption “Champions Arsenal”, a tweet the GFA quoted with a reply “Congratulations Eddie Nketiah”.
The striker then responded “Thank you” in an exchange that would fuel nationality switching speculation.
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