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Sports News of Tuesday, 19 March 2019


Ghana to persuade Arsenal fullback Jordi Osei-Tutu away from England

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Ghana are set to persuade English born Arsenal youngster Jordi Osei-Tutu to choose the Black Stars for international football.

The 20-year old has been a key member of the Arsenal U-23 team and gunners boss Unai Emery is set to promote him to the senior side.

Osei-Tutu is a regular for the under-23s and was wanted in the January transfer window by clubs in Germany, France and also MLS in the United States for a loan move.

Due to Hector Bellerin's injury, Unai Emery put a block on any switch even though he has yet to feature for the senior team.

Osei-Tutu moved to Arsenal in 2015 after being signed from Reading's academy for a fee of around £100,000.

And he became the fourth Ghanaian youth player to rise through the ranks at Arsenal in recent times after Zak Ansah, Daniel Boateng and Emmanuel Frimpong.

Yet Osei-Tutu is being watched by England's youth scouts and if he continues to progress as expected, will soon get a call-up.