Atletico Bilbao duo, Nico and Inaki Williams are reportedly set to switch nationality to Ghana, according to various reports.
The brothers who have been a long term target for the Black Stars’ of Ghana, arrived at the Accra international airport on Monday night, and are spending time with family and friends.
Born in Bilbao, Spain to Ghanaian parents, Inaki expressed his reservations about switching nationalities for Ghana in an interview last year, saying, “My parents are from Accra, and I really enjoy going.
But I wasn’t born or raised there, my culture is here, and there are players who would mean more.”
“I don’t think it would be right to take the place of someone who really deserves to go and feels Ghana 100%,” he added.
The local media interpreted it as a sign of rejection to Black Stars’.
This is their first visit to Ghana, having spent their entire lives in Spain, where they were born to Ghanaian immigrant parents.
Inaki has played over 300 games for the La Liga outfit, Athletic Bilbao and only made one appearance for Spain national team. Coming in as a substitute for Marcos Asensio.
With Ghana looking to reinforce their squad going into the World Cup later this year in Qatar, Inaki and Nico could join the list of foreign players switching nationality.
Ghana has been drawn along side Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H of the World Cup.