Emmanuel Frimpong has been called up to the senior Ghana squad for the first time.
The midfielder has long stated his ambition to play for the country of his birth despite representing England at U17 and U19 level, and said on Twitter, “Nearly two years I’ve been waiting for this day. It’s overwhelming.”
Frimpong’s career has been curtailed by serious injury but although he’s only made two appearances for Fulham since joining on loan in January, boss Martin Jol is reportedly interested in making the deal more permanent.
“I have been impressed with Frimpong since the start,” he said, “since I saw him play for Arsenal two years ago.
“He is the type of player you would like as a midfielder. He is versatile, he has this mentality and he can play, also. If I had the opportunity to take him on loan again next season then I would do. It would be a nice position to be in.”
With Arsenal apparently ready to let him go, a good display for his national side may open a few doors.