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Jeremie Frimpong now torn between Ghana and Netherlands

New Bayer Leverkusen signing, Jeremie Frimpong says he is still undecided about representing Ghana or the Netherlands at the senior international level.

The right-back was born in Amsterdam to Ghanaian and Dutch parents but was raised in England after moving to Manchester City at a young age, making him eligible for these three countries.

In October 2019, the 20-year-old told Celtic TV that his heart was set on playing for the Dutch national team despite interest from Ghana.

“There is interest in me from Ghana but right now I want to play for Holland although I won’t write off Ghana. I could play for England as well. If that came about it would be between those three but I don’t have Scottish connections,” Frimpong had said.

However, speaking to Algemeen Dagblad almost two years after, Frimpong has stated England is not an option, while he is still to decide between the Black Stars and Oranje.

“I can play for England, but that is not even an option for me. I am not English. But I have not yet chosen between Ghana and the Netherlands,” he said.

“What gives me the final push, I don’t know. I can just say it’s not an easy decision. My family tell me, “We support you, regardless of your choice”. It’s up to me.”

Frimpong has been representing the Netherlands at the U-21 level and is hoping for another call-up to the squad next month. “It would be a great honour to be invited,” he said.

Jeremie Frimpong joined German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen from Scottish champions Celtic FC for £11.5m during the January transfer window.




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