Chelsea star Cullum Hudson-Odoi places England boss Southgate on alert as he aims for a possible switch to Ghana

Chelsea’s Cullum Hudson-Odoi has given an update about his international future, alerting Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate and opening the door for Ghana.

Born in England the winger has been snubbed by Southgate for the upcoming Euros and is now available to switch allegiance to the Black Stars of Ghana.

Hudson-Odoi has made three appearances for the Three Lions but has refused to shut the door on a possible international future with the West African giant.

With three outings for the England senior team, the Chelsea attacker needs just one appearance to tie him permanently to his country of birth.

Hudson-Odoi was at the Accra Sports Stadium as Heart played Olympics

The Champions League winner is currently on holiday in Ghana, after missing out on Southgate’s squad for the European Championship.

Odoi on his international future on Joy News

“I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up.

When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already. It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”

“So it was the thing obviously choosing Ghana or England, and at the end of the day I said I always had the right people around me who always advise me – what’s right, what’s wrong. England came and I said ‘Yeah, let me go and play for my country.

“But I said Ghana is my home as well, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know, so,” he said whilst giggling.”

As per current Fifa rules on eligibility, the attacker is allowed to make a switch to Ghana provided he has not played more than three senior matches for England and all the games had come before he turned 21 (on November 7). Also, he can only make an application three years after his last appearance for the nation he wishes to change from.


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