Tariq Lamptey has made a bright start to the English Premier League as he climbs the ladder in his first full season in the top flight and is making a huge impact. The Arsenal striker, who has been remarkably productive since his release by Chelsea in 2015 after seven years in the academy. The Brighton star is the first teenager to play for two different Premier League clubs in a season.
Lamptey had represented England at various youth levels but, he decided to move to Ghana, where he was allowed to play for his parents. He was chosen as the star player in the new-look Ghana and has been represented by England at various youth levels, but maybe not for long.
However, the youngster may want to pursue a career in England, where he might be tempted to believe it is much easier for him to win championships.
If the impatience and eagerness to make a name for himself were translated into his international career, Ghana, home to Lamptey’s parents, would be well placed to exploit that residual opportunity.
Brighton boss Graham Potter believes Lamptey’s decision to play for Ghana would also be a good move, as Ghana has the advantage of England being spoilt for choice.
If his international career was shaped by an impatience and eagerness to make a mark, Ghana, home to Lamptey’s parents, would be well placed to exploit that gap. He has already represented England at various youth levels, but there is still a chance to play for the senior national team of Ghana.