French-born Kyei open to Ghana call-up

France under-21 striker Grejohn Kyei says he could pledge his international future to Ghana should he be contacted by the Ghana Football Association.

Born to Ghanaian parents in the European nation, the 20-year-old, who was promoted to Reims’ senior set-up in 2014-15, is capped by France at youth level but as yet to make a senior appearance for Les Bleus.

“I was born in France but my parents are from Ghana, meaning I could pledge my allegiance to one country,” Kyei told the BBC.

“I know everything in France because I was born here but no one [from the Ghana Football Association] has contacted me.

“But in the future, if Ghana do call me, then I have to look at that international option because you can’t close doors. I know for sure that my parents will be excited if it happens, right now. But I can only give my best to what is in front of me [France and Reims].”

Kyei has found the back of the net two times in 11 league appearances this season.

He added: “My focus right now is only on club football as I continue to work on establishing myself at Reims.

“It’s been a stop-start season for me to say the least, but a successful run with my club will make a strong case for me.”

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.