Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong has disclosed that the Ghana Football Association approached him regarding a potential switch of nationality.
Despite the offer, the Dutch-born Ghanaian declined as he awaited the opportunity to make his debut for the Netherlands national team.
Frimpong, who had the option to represent Ghana, the Netherlands, or England, ultimately chose to play for the Oranges.
He made his senior debut for the Dutch national team in the Euro qualifiers against France in October, closing the door on Ghana’s pursuit of his services.
Reflecting on the decision, Frimpong expressed his satisfaction with finally making his debut against France in the Euro qualifiers, stating,
“That was nice to finally make my debut against France. It was a nice game and I was really happy about it,” he told Joy Sports.
Despite having a conversation with the Ghana national team coach, Frimpong emphasized that his mind was already made up.
“The coach called me, I had a conversation with him but my mind was already made up,” he added.
The 22-year-old has been in exceptional form in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen, contributing 13 goals across all competitions for the German outfit.
Currently, he is attracting interest from Spanish giants Barcelona ahead of the winter transfer window.