Chelsea and England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi expressed an interest in switching his international allegiances to his father’s homeland, after meeting with Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Ghana Football Association on Tuesday.
Despite appearing three times for the Three Lions, the 20-year-old is still eligible to switch countries and continue his international career with the Black Stars, according to FIFA’s new guidelines on nationality transfers.
The UK born has took a holiday to Ghana, where his parents are from, after being left out of England’s team for the 2018 European Championship, stoking speculation about a future with CK Akonnor’s club.
Mustapha Ussif, Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports hosted Hudson-Odoi at his office on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, following the player’s visit to H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
” That he would want to work with the government to give sports infrastructure to the country’s children inorder to help them realize their ambitions of reaching the pinnacle of their ootball careers.”
“That his organization will be very supportive of his course in order to ensure that the country’s youth find their way up the career ladder.”
“Adding that the country has produced quality players and that he will not hesitate to accept him into the national team once he has made up his mind to play for Ghana.”
Odoi is one of roughly four England-born players on the GFA’s wishlist, with Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah, Brighton & Hove Albion right-back Tariq Lamptey, and new Watford signing Kwadwo Baah also in talks.