Ghana intends to lure Manchester United’s Kobby Mainoo to Black Stars.
Laryea has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive approach to convince the 18-year-old Mainoo to switch allegiance from England to represent the Black Stars. He stressed the need for thorough discussions and integration efforts to ensure Mainoo feels welcomed and comfortable within the team environment.
Highlighting the significance of integrating players into the national team, Laryea referenced past experiences with players like Agogo and Quincy, emphasizing the role of support in helping them adapt and feel at ease.
Meanwhile, Mainoo has been excelling at Manchester United, making 13 appearances for the first team this season. His standout performance as the match-winner in a recent Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers further underscored his potential.
Recently, reports surfaced indicating the Ghana Football Association’s interest in persuading Mainoo to switch nationalities. Dr. Randy Abbey, an Executive Council member of the GFA, confirmed Mainoo’s inclusion on the association’s radar.
In response, Laryea, also serving as the assistant coach of Ghana’s U17 national team, urged caution. He emphasized the importance of assessing whether Mainoo’s playing style and profile align with the Black Stars before proceeding with any formal approaches.
Drawing parallels, Laryea pointed out the careful selection process observed by other national teams, such as the Spanish team, where players are chosen based on their suitability to the team’s style of play.