LONDON, England (CMC) – Media experiences right here say Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond is presently weighing up a suggestion from the Jamaica Soccer Federation to modify his allegiance to the Reggae Boyz.
The 27-year-old Redmond, who was born in Birmingham and has a single cap for the Three Lions, qualifies to signify Jamaica by means of his father.
That sport practically 4 years in the past towards Germany was a pleasant and noticed Redmond come off the bench as a second-half substitute.
In preparation for his or her 2022 World Cup qualifying marketing campaign, Jamaica are constructing their squad round a plethora of England-based stars, with the likes of Studying’s Liam Moore, Watford’s Andre Grey, Swansea Metropolis’s Jamal Lowe and Bristol Metropolis’s Kasey Palmer, all lately making their debuts for the Caribbean powerhouses.
And Redmond, who has turned out for England at each youth stage, is predicted so as to add one other dimension to the Reggae Boys line-up forward of the beginning of the World Cup qualifiers in September which is able to see them battling alongside Mexico, Costa Rica, USA and Honduras.
Earlier this 12 months, Redmond stated he was but to debate the matter of his worldwide allegiance together with his household.
“Clearly it has been tough to see individuals throughout lockdown. So I’ve probably not spoken to the household about that,” stated Redmond, who has beforehand performed for Birmingham Metropolis and Norwich Metropolis.
“That is a choice I assume for all of them to make with me, as a result of I am fairly shut with my household and no matter I do football-wise impacts them and our lives.”
Redmond has been in wonderful scoring type of current instances, his double within the quarter-finals of the FA Cup final month spurring Southampton to a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.
He netted the winner within the very subsequent sport within the Premier League to earn the Saints an exhilarating 3-2 victory over Burnley at St Mary’s.
Jamaica’s solely look at a World Cup finals got here in 1998 after they beat Japan 2-1 of their solely win of the group stage, boasting a squad which included the likes of England-born professionals like Deon Burton, Frank Sinclair and Paul Corridor.