Brighton & Hove Albion fullback, Tariq Lamptey, says he is only in Ghana to see some family and friends after a long time as well as enjoy his summer holidays.
The player has been heavily linked with a nationality switch to play for the Black Stars despite representing England’s youth teams.
Lamptey, 21, arrived in Ghana on Monday and is expected to spend a few days before returning to England.
In an interview with Joy Sports’ Gary Al-Smith, Lamptey disclosed that his charity works as well as time with friends and family are the main reasons why he is in Ghana although he might go to watch the Black Stars play Madagascar if he gets the chance.
“To be honest, I just came back for holiday. Obviously, it’s been a good but long season so I just came to get some rest, some sun – I’ve come to see some family and friends that I have not seen for a while. I’m taking this opportunity just to relax and whine down after a long season,” he said.
“To be honest, I just had to come just to… The season is finished now. It’s been a long, good season. I just came just to relax, just to try and do some charity works and see how the foundation is doing, see some family and friends, not think about football too much. Maybe, I know the game is on so if I have the chance to go and watch that will be good but not too much football other than that, just try and relax and do one or two things that I came here to do.”
Ghana will look to complete the switch of the player before the team starts preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.