Bayer Leverkusen’s right-back, Jeremie Frimpong, has disclosed why he opted to pledge his allegiance to the Dutch national team ahead of Ghana.
The 20-year-old was eligible to play for the Netherlands, Ghana and England but has decided to play for the 2010 FIFA World Cup finalists, snubbing the West African powerhouse.
“I was born in the Netherlands, so for me it’s simple: I want to play for Orange (Dutch national team),” he said as reported by De Telegraaf.
Born in Amsterdam, Frimpong began his football career with the Manchester City youth team and transferred to Scottish side Celtic in 2019, winning the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup, and Scottish League Cup at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
The promising right-cum winger has made 136 appearances in his young career, netting six goals and adding 17 assists. He has made three appearances in the Bundesliga this campaign with one assist recorded in 270 minutes.