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Arsenal ace Eddie Nketiah could turn to Ghana if the African nation equals England Under-21s all-time top scorer

GHANA has launched a bid to poach Arsenal’s England star Eddie Nketiah in time for the World Cup.

The London-born forward has won 17 England U21 internationals with 16 goals.

Nketiah is England U21's all-time top scorer but has never played for the senior team

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Nketiah is England U21’s all-time top scorer but has never played for the senior teamPhoto credit: Reuters

However, the 22-year-old’s parents are from Ghana and he can change nationality.

reports out Ghana soccer net claim the Ghana FA have contacted Nketiah’s family to find out he is playing for the Black Stars.

The striker’s Gunners club-mate, midfielder from Ghana Thomas Parteyis also said to have tried to persuade him to register.

Otto Addo’s team qualified for this November World Championship Finale after a suspense Play-off win against Nigeria Last month.

They face Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H.

Nketiah has 38 caps for England from U18 to U21 and has scored an impressive 35 goals.

However, his chances of a slump Gareth Southgates The senior team was hampered by a lack of playing time for arsenal.

He has played just 83 Gunners games in five years and was on loan with Leeds in the Championship two seasons ago.

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Ghana’s squad is not blessed with an abundance of attacking talent, with Crystal Palace frontman Jordan Ayew being their best option.

And the nimble Nketiah could now choose to play a starring role in Qatar for his parents’ home country.

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