Ghana’s hope of trying to lure Brighton defender Tariq Lamptey to switch nationality seems to be fading away as the youngster featured for the England U21 side over the weekend.The 20-year old played 90 minutes for the England U21 side in their 3-1 win over Andorra at the Molineux.Goals from Curtis Jones, Ben Wilmot and a penalty from Lamptey’s former Chelsea teammate Callum Hudson-Odoi secured the win for Aidy Boothroyd’s side.It was the second cap for the former Chelsea academy graduate for the national youth side.Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku has confirmed talks with England youth defender Tariq Lamptey over a nationality switch.The 20-year-old has grabbed attention after his explosive form for Brighton in the English Premier League so far.The former Chelsea starlet has represented England at various youth levels and the West Africans must go through a stipulated FIFA process to enable him to switch his nationality.
“Someone like Tariq Lamptey we have been speaking to his family to make sure that having identified him as a top talent we will bring him to represent our county. In the same vein, other people are also talking to him and his family to represent another country.
“It doesn’t come so quick and easy. We are following every top Ghanaian talent you may have seen on your screens and those you may not have seen”.
He has represented the European country at Under-18, 19, 20 and 21 but faces a massive decision over his full-blown international career with Ghana knocking on his door.