EPL star: I'm open to Ghana switch

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A Premier League star has revealed he is open to representing Ghana on the international stage, with the Black Stars set to feature at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has made it known that they are actively pursuing overseas players whose roots trace back to the country in the hope of persuading them to switch their allegiance to the African nation.

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Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi and Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu are two stars the GFA have made contact with on several occasions.

The Blues winger has represented England at youth level and made three friendly appearances for the Three Lions, but remains eligible for a change of allegiance.

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Salisu, meanwhile, only has Ghanaian citizenship, but his situation appears to be an issue of reluctance to represent the Black Stars for reasons that have yet to be made public by the player, who has rejected numerous call-ups from the country.

However, the West Africans have now been given a boost by Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, who has revealed he would be keen to play for the Black Stars, having being born in London to Ghanaian parents, per GHANAsoccernet.

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"Of course, it is a possibility. I'm open to both, playing for Ghana and playing for England as well," the 22-year-old told The Beautiful Game podcast. 

"It's always good to have the opportunity to potentially do that."

It remains to be seen whether or not the Gunners forward will receive, and accept, a call-up from the African giants in the next few months, but with the World Cup in Qatar on the horizon, the temptation will certainly be there for the player. 

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