Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey rejects England U21 call amid Ghana talks | OneFootball
Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey rejects England U21 call amid Ghana talks
Brighton right-back Tariq Lamptey asked to be left out of England's squad for their upcoming European Under-21 Championship qualifying games as he is considering representing Ghana.
The London-born defender, 21, was contacted by Ghana in 2020 but made his England Under-21 debut later that year.
England Under-21 head coach Lee Carsley says Lamptey has again been approached and is "considering" the offer.
"He's asked to be left out of the squad for a bit of head space," said Carsley.
"He's not switched, it's not cemented or anything like that but he's had an approach, we respect that.
"We've made it clear how important we see him to us. I know the senior team has as well.
"Tariq is fully aware of how important we see him - I have rung him every day!
"I probably shouldn't have, I probably pushed him. You can only make it clear so many times. He knows where we stand with him. We respect he's got a decision to make."
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