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Jeremie Frimpong: My focus is on the Netherlands

Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong says he’s focused on the Netherlands and is not considering playing for Ghana.

Jeremie Frimpong: My focus is on the Netherlands

The right-back has been linked with a possible nationality switch despite rising through the ranks in the Netherlands.

Frimpong played for the Dutch at U19, U20 and U21 levels, before making his senior debut in a 2024 Euro qualifier against France in October.

Discussing his international future, the 22-year-old said he was happy to earn his first senior cap for the Netherlands.

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“It was nice to finally make my debut. It was against France as well, so it was a nice game. I was really happy about it,” he told Joy Sports.

Frimpong also admitted that he was approached by the technical handlers of the Black Stars over a nationality switch.

“Yes, the coach called me. I had a conversation with him but my mind was already made up,” he confirmed.

Asked if he occasionally watches Ghana’s games, the defender responded: “No, I just focus on the Netherlands.”

Frimpong was born to Ghanaian and Dutch parents, although he has previously intimated that he doesn’t want to play for the Black Stars.

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In a 2021 interview with De Telegraaf, he disclosed that the only country he wanted to represent was the Netherlands.

“I was born in the Netherlands, so for me it’s simple: I want to play for Orange (Dutch national team),” Frimpong said in that interview.

The defender joined Manchester City at the age of nine and spent almost a decade at the club’s famous academy.

Frimpong then moved to Scottish giants Celtic in 2019 before completing a move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen in 2021.

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He has scored six goals and provided seven assists in all competitions this season for the Bundesliga side.

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