The 19-year-old industrious youngster who has been described by BBC as a defender with no limit is a youth international for England having represented the Young Lions from U18 to U21 level.
In July 2020 Tariq was contacted by the Ghana football association about potentially switching to represent Ghana internationally. However, on 8 September 2020, Lamptey made his England U21 debut starting in a 2–1 away victory over Austria U21 in European qualifying.
Ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion’s premier league game against Man United the former Chelsea player was asked about his preference between the West African country and the English.
“No. “At the moment I’m just focused on Brighton and playing as many games as possible, keep training as hard as possible, keep playing well and keep a consistent level. “What happens in the future on the international side, we’ll have to wait and see.
“I’m still young so I’m just looking forward to the next game which is Man United and keep playing as well as possible. Whatever comes next, we’ll see.” he said.
The enterprising defender born to Ghanaian parents in the united kingdom has been on scintillating form for his club and it will be interesting to see which country will win him over.