Ghana FA intensify chase for Brighton star Lamptey

Ghana FA intensify chase for Brighton star Lamptey
Tariq Lamptey (C) of Brighton

by Staff Reporter

Friday Nov 06, 2020. 14:00

Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kurt Okraku has disclosed that they are looking to convince Tariq Lamptey to change his international allegiance.

The 20-year-old player has established himself as one of the top right-backs in the English Premier League while paying for Brighton and Hove Albion.

Lamptey, who was born to Ghanaian parents in London, England, currently represents England at Under-21 level.

“We are following every top Ghanaian talent you may have seen on your screens,” Okraku said on Citi Sport Online.

“Someone like Tariq Lamptey. We have been speaking with his family, to make sure that having identified him as a top talent we will bring him to represent our country.

“In the same vein, other people are also talking to him and his family to represent another country [England].”

Lamptey was nurtured in the academy of English giants Chelsea and he moved to Brighton midway through the 2019/20 season.

“The national team is for Ghanaians. It doesn’t mean only those who reside in Ghana, but every Ghanaian across the world,” Okraku continued.

“For which reason, it would be suicidal for us not to search everywhere in the world to find the right talents for Ghana.”

Lamptey has also played for England under-20, under-19 and under-18 national teams.

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