Ghana head coach James Kwesi Appiah has revealed talks with several Dutch players about switching their allegiances to the African nation.

Appiah went on a scouting mission around Europe looking to speak with a number of players that are eligible to represent Ghana.

Quoted by Modern Africa, Appiah confirmed he had held successful talks with five players in the Netherlands, some who were Oranje youth international.

He said, “I have been visiting the players. I have been to Holland and Belgium. I have spotted about four to five players.

“I have seen them play a lot of times but I needed to see them and talk to them in person.

”Because some of them are willing to play for Ghana and others do not want to, so you will have to see them and talk to them.

”Out of the five I have spoken to from Holland, they are all willing to play for the Black Stars but there are some of them who have played for the junior national teams of Holland so we will have to do a nationality switch for them.”

No names were given but there are several candidates who could be playing in the Eredivisie. Netherlands U21 duo Cody Gakpo and Myron Boadu could both represent Ghana while Ajax striker Brian Brobbey could also have been a target.

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