AZ starlet Boadu confirms international plan

AZ Alkmaar have confirmed Myron Boadu has been ruled out until the New Year with an ankle injury.

AZ Alkmaar striker Myron Boadu has confirmed his international allegiance lies with the Netherlands rather than Ghana.

The 18-year-old was born in Holland but his family heritage is from Ghana so there had been speculation he could represent the African nation on the international stage.

However, he has now clarified that he intends to try and pursue his Oranje dream.

The AZ teenager earned a call-up to the Dutch Under-21s for the first time during the recent international break after representing them from Under-15 to Under-19 levels but an injury delayed his debut for the age group.

Boadu has now confirmed he wants a full Dutch cap as soon as possible and is committed to the Netherlands national side.

“I am going for the Dutch national team,” Boadu told Voetbal International. “That is why I was so disappointed that I had to drop out of the Dutch U21 team last week.

“That could have been my debut. I am now fit again.

“It was the first time in a year that I was selected for a national youth team again. And the very first time at the U21s. Hopefully I will get a recall soon.”

Boadu has three goals in five league outings and two strikes in seven matches in the Europa League so far this term, while he has also managed four assists, and is expected to be under the consideration of Dutch senior boss Ronald Koeman soon if he maintains that kind of form.