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LaLiga Star Responds To Talk Of Ditching Spain for Ghana

A LaLiga star has responded to reports claiming he could switch nationality from Spain to play for Ghana.

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Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams represented Spain at U-21 level, making 17 appearances while he has only made one appearance for the senior side in a friendly against Bosnia.

As a result, the 27-year-old is still eligible to represent the Black Stars after not making a competitive appearance for La Roja but the player has downplayed the chance of that happening.

“I’m grateful to where I grew and became who I am. Ghana tried to convince me, but I was born in Spain, in Bilbao. I won’t ever forget my family roots, but I feel Basque and can’t con anyone. I would be comfortable with Ghana, I’m sure, but I shouldn’t be there,” Williams told The Guardian.

“And my mum knows how people live football there: it’s quite something, and she’d be worried about me.

“My parents are from Accra and I really enjoy going. But I wasn’t born or raised there, my culture’s here, and there are players for whom it would mean more.

“I don’t think it would be right to take the place of someone who really deserves to go and who feels Ghana 100 percent.”

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