Former England Defender Claims He'd Pick Eddie Nketiah Over Harry Kane

Former England Defender Claims He'd Pick Eddie Nketiah Over Harry Kane

  • Martin Keown has claimed he wouldn't swap anyone in Tottenham Hotspur's team for Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah
  • Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal will lock horns in the Premier League for the umpteenth time on Thursday evening
  • A victory for Arsenal will all but guarantee their return to Europe’s elite competition after a five-year absence

Former England defender Martin Keown has said he wouldn't swap Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah for any Tottenham Hotspur player, including Harry Kane.

A season-defining North London clash on Thursday evening will take centre stage as both Arsenal and Tottenham chase Champions League spots.

Spurs are unbeaten against Arsenal in seven home games while Arsenal will be out to do a league double over their rivals.

Martin Keown, Eddie Nketiah, Harry Kane, North London Derby, English Premier League
Martin Keown has claimed he wouldn't swap anyone in Tottenham Hotspur's team for Eddie Nketiah. Photo by Jack Thomas
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Ahead of the top-four decider at Tottenham, Keown was asked which of Spurs players he'd take in the Arsenal team.

And the former legendary Gunner defender was very certain it would be none of them, not even talismanic forward Kane.

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"It would be easy for me to name Harry Kane, but as an Arsenal man, I don't want to take anything away from my team," he told the Daily Mail.
"This close to the battle, I'm focusing on my club, so there's not a single Tottenham player I'd take. Not Kane. Not Son Heung-min. Not any of them.
"I wouldn't want to say anything to hamper the confidence of someone like Eddie Nketiah, who's been a revelation over the last four wins."

Eddie Nketiah Close to Ghana Switch After Securing Passport

Meanwhile, Red-hot Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah is close to sealing his nationality switch from England to Ghana before the World Cup in Qatar.

The 22-year-old has reportedly secured his Ghanaian passport as the move to represent the African giants enters its final stages.

According to 442GH.com, the England U21 all-time top scorer has decided to play for Ghana at international level after receiving his passport.

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Eddie Nketiah Pops up on the Radar of West Ham

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that English-born Ghanaian forward, Eddie Nketiah could sign for Premier League club West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

The in-form striker is out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season but his recent performances have encouraged the Gunners to keep hold of him.

However, Daily Mail reports that West Ham are in pole position to sign Nketiah, with David Moyes desperate to add more fire power to his attack.

Source: Sports Brief News