Grejohn Kyei chooses to play for France over Ghana

The 20-year-old striker says he would love to play for France at international level but does not rule out seizing the opportunity to represent the Black Stars

Reims striker Grejohn Kyei has said he is more open to representing France at senior level as against Ghana.

Born to Ghanaian parents in the European nation, the 20-year-old, who was promoted to Reims senior set-up last season where he made three league appearances, is yet to be capped by Ghana or France at any level, thus, throwing his international future wide open.

“I do not know much about Ghana,” he told Footu21.

“I only went there when I was a child, long ago. So, I have a preference for France where I was born.”

However, the forward refuses to completely shut the door on the country of his parents, adding that he could consider the opportunity when approached.

“I have never had any contact with the French Federation or that of Ghana,” he added.

“If someone calls me, I would think.

“For now, I think of my club. Generally, when you are good with your club, selections revolve around you. We will see.”

Joining Reims youth side in 2010, Kyei signed his first professional contract for the club in April 2014, after scoring 19 times in 24 games for the under-19 team and reserves.

After his auspicious showing for the Red and Whites last season including a goal in a 3-2 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain, the youngster signed a contract extension last June, keeping him at the club until 2019.

He has featured in all two Reims’ games this season, providing an assist for the winner in their 2-1 away win over Bordeaux in the Ligue 1 opener.


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