Jeremie Frimpong, 20, reveals why he rejected England and chose to represent Holland in international football

BAYER LEVERKUSEN star Jeremie Frimpong has explained why he chose to represent Holland at international level.

Frimpong, 20, is yet to be called up to Holland but he has represented the country at under-19 and under-20 level.

He decided he would represent the senior team earlier this year.

Frimpong was in two minds about the decision, as he could have chosen to play for Ghana instead, or England.

Born in Amsterdam, he moved to England aged seven before teaming up with the Manchester City academy.

And though the youngster speaks with a slight Mancunian accent, as well as being unable to speak Dutch, he never wanted to play for the Three Lions.

When asked if he could represent England Frimpong told ESPN Netherlands: "I can but England's out the way.

"I'm not English, I'm Dutch.


"Yes of course (it was a dream). As a young kid I wanted to play for my country, to play for Holland."

He faces stiff competition to break into Louis van Gaal's side however, with Denzel Dumfries impressing at Euro 2020.

But Frimpong is beginning to find his feet in Germany following his move from Celtic, with his side currently second in Bundesliga – level on points with Bayern Munich.

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