Eddie Nketiah is reportedly considering changing his international allegiance from England to Ghana.
Eddie Nketiah has made 38 appearances for England at youth level, scoring 35 goals (England u21 17 appearances, 16 goals, u20 9/6, u19 10/9, u18 2/4).
He even captained the England u21s last year.
The forward, however, has still not made the senior England squad, no doubt due to the fact that he never plays football.
Turning 23 next month, Nketiah will soon outgrow his ‘youngster’ tag and seems set to embark on a summer that could change the direction of his career totally.
Obviously, his contract is up at Arsenal and I see no reason for him to want to renew it.
Nketiah knows that he could be starting for another side in the Premier League, why would he opt to stay at Arsenal were he hasn’t even been in the Premier League squad for 15 of Arsenal’s 32 games (at the time of writing)?
The most minutes he has played in a Premier League game for Arsenal this season is 24 and only one of his other 11 appearances has involved more than 15 minutes.
Then, there is his country.
It seems unlikely Nketiah will become an England senior player in the near future, so a switch to Thomas Partey’s Ghana is apparently on his mind.
If the report in the Ghanaian media is to be believed, Nketiah is considering making the switch in time to compete at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Ghana are said to be confident of convincing Nketiah to join them.
Although Edide was born in England, both his parents are Ghanaians.