Tuesday Aug 04, 2020. 14:00
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has not attempted to lure Arsenal FC striker Eddie Nketiah for an international future with the Black Stars.
This has been revealed by the GFA’s communications director Henry Asante Twum, who congratulated Nketiah on winning two trophies in the 2019/20 season.
The 21-year-old striker spent the first round of the campaign on loan at newly crowned English Championship champions Leeds United, before he was recalled by his parent club Arsenal in January 2020.
Upon his return to the Gunners, Nketiah helped the Premer League giants clinch the FA Cup as they defeated their London rivals Chelsea FC in the final over the weekend.
The London-born player is an England youth international having played for the European country’s under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 national teams.
“All his parents are from Ghana and he [Nketiah] has represented England in all youth competitions,” Asante Twum told Citi Sports.
“He has won two trophies this season, that is with Leeds United in the Championship and then with Arsenal, so we congratulated him on twitter for his achievement. He also responded to our tweet to show his appreciation.
“It is not far-fetched to strategically congratulate him to let him know that eyes are watching. Contacting his family has not come up yet. When the process begins, the media will be updated,” he added.
“That move cannot be made without the input of technical handlers. Where we sit, nothing of the sort has come to our table.”
The talented marksman netted three times in 17 league games for Leeds this season, before returning to Arsenal where he scored twice in 13 Premier League matches.