Espanyol midfielder Paul Quaye has pledged his international future to Ghana despite overtures from Spain.
The 16 year-old made history over the weekend when he became the second youngest player to play for Espanyol in a Spanish top-flight game.
Quaye came on as a substitute in Espanyol’s 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday aged just 16 years and 177 days.
After a stint with the Ghana U-17 team, the Black Starlets two years ago, Quaye is hopeful of another chance in the national camp.
“I am Ghanaian and the only country I want to play for is Ghana. When I trained with the [Black] Starlets two years ago it was an emotional feeling,” Quaye told Ghana Football.
“The Spanish officials have been talking to me about playing for them but I want to assure my family and football fans in Ghana that I will only play for Ghana.”
With a senior debut at club level in the bag, the attacking midfielder is staying grounded as he pushes for more playing opportunities.
“As I have started playing for the Espanyol first team it is important for me to stay grounded and work hard to achieve things here for my club and by extension for my country.”