Dutch-born defender of Ghanaian descent Derrick Luckassen has revealed that he is aware of the interest to represent Ghana on the international stage but says he is currently not ready to make a choice.
The 22-year-old, who plays for Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven after joining them in a five-year deal from AZ Alkmaar, has been touted as one of the best centre-backs and reports in the local media suggest Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has made an approach in a bid to convince him to make a nationality switch.
"I I know that I have Ghanaian roots. They talk more about me more often. At this point, I do not have to make a choice," Luckassen told Voetbal International.
"First of all, if I want [to even play for Netherlands], I have to make sure that I qualify for the Dutch team and I think I have the capabilities in me," he added.
Luckassen was born to Ghanaian parents in Amsterdam and has represented the Dutch U16, U19, U20 as well as U21 and should he decide to play for Ghana in the future, he will join Kevin-Prince Boateng, Hans Adu Sapei, Eric Addo, Andy Yiadom and Kwesi Appiah as players who were born outside the country but switched their nationalities to play for the West African giants.