Ghana Target Nketiah Receives Award For Being England U21 Top Scorer

Ghana Target Nketiah Receives Award For Being England U21 Top Scorer

Lukman Mumuni
  • Eddie Nketiah has received the award for being England's U21 all-time top scorer
  • The Ghana target has been on a fine run of form for Arsenal in the English Premier League
  • Nketiah, who has represented England at youth levels remains eligible to play for Ghana

Eddie Nketiah has been awarded with a golden boot for being the all-time top scorer for England at the U21 level.

The English-born Ghanaian broke Alan Shearer's record of 13 goals for the U21 after netting against Turkey in 2020.

Nketiah, who is reportedly working on his nationality switch to play for Ghana, went on to set a new record, scoring 16 in 17 games for the young Three Lions.

Eddie Nketiah, Ghana, World Cup, England
Eddie Nketiah has been awarded England's U21's top scorer. Credit: @England
Source: Twitter
“Wow. I am grateful for the award and to everyone at the FA. I loved my time being there [with the Under-21s] and working with the boys in training. I improved so much," said Nketiah after receiving the award.

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“I am grateful and hopefully there are more achievements to come in the future.”

Nketiah has been on a rich run of form for Arsenal, scoring four goals in his last four games for the Gunners.

His international future remains in the balance as Ghana and England try to persuade him to represent them.

“On behalf of the FA, Gareth [Southgate] and the technical director [John McDermott], I just want to say a massive congratulations to you," said Michael Johnson, England's representative during the presentation.

“To break Alan Shearer and Franny Jeffers’ record is not a little thing so this is a small token to show that you are now the all-time goalscoring record holder for the Under-21s. It is a massive achievement and thoroughly deserved.”

Eddie Nketiah considering Ghana switch

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah is seriously weighing up the possibility of switching his national allegiance to Ghana, per reports on Ghanaballers.

The Black Stars qualified for the Mundial after they edged West African rivals Nigeria in a nail-biting World Cup play-off staged over two legs.

That has boosted the chances of the West African country to convince the Gunners youngster to join them for the ride in Qatar later this year.

Eddie Nketiah scores against West Ham

Eddie Nketiah put the icing on the cake with a lovely finish as Arsenal return to English Premier League action with a convincing win against London rivals West Ham.

The English-born Ghanaian who was handed a starting role following injury to Gabriel Jesus, repaid manager Mikel Arteta's faith in him with an incredible team goal.

Nketiah cleverly turned his marker before slotting home to finish off a swift display from the Gunners.