Former Netherlands midfielder George Boateng has advised England forward Callum Hudson-Odoi to switch nationality and play for the four-time African champions.
The Aston Villa U23 head coach believes the Chelsea winger will have a better international career with the Black Stars than the Three Lions.
Hudson-Odoi was snubbed by England coach Gareth Southgate for Euro 2020, leaving him with slim chances of making it with the European country.
“My advise would be that if you don’t see a future there for you to play regular football, because let’s not make a mistake here,…” Boateng said on Citi TV’s the Tracker Show on Monday.
“Hudson Odoi is an outstanding World Class footballer and he is only going to get better and it will be a shame if he only ends up having 5 or 6 caps for England and doesn’t make a final tournament like a World Cup or European Championship ever in his career.
“But there is the possibility of representing Ghana and playing at the World Cup stage in a team with top class players and if he plays for Ghana, it will send out a message to many other players, who would want to play for Ghana.”
Meanwhile, Ghana President Akufo-Addo has charged Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif and the Ghana Football Association to explore the possibility of getting the promising talent to change his nationality to play for the Black Stars.
The youngster paid a courtesy call on the President when he arrived in Ghana for holidays after the end of the 2020/21 season.
Hudson-Odoi helped Chelsea to win the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League title.