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Jamaica is hoping for Nathan Redmond international switch

The Jamaican Football Federation is hoping to tempt Southampton’s Nathan Redmond into representing the Reggae Boyz

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Nathan Redmond could be the latest Southampton player to switch international allegiances.

The Jamaican Football Federation is reportedly awaiting a decision from Redmond to leave England for Jamaica, according to the Daily Echo.

His Saints teammate Che Adams went from chasing England caps to representing Scotland in UEFA’s World Cup Qualifiers earlier in the year.

Unlike Adams, Redmond has represented the Three Lions. The former Birmingham City and Norwich City man has a full England cap to his name, after coming off the bench to play against Germany in 2017.

Before that, Redmond represented England at youth levels from Under-16 to the Under-21s.

As his sole appearance for the full England team came in a friendly, he is eligible to represent Jamaica in international football should he wish.

News emerged that Redmond was on Jamaica’s list of players to recruit from England in March.

English-based players such as Andre Gray, Jamal Lowe and Liam Moore all accepted the call-up. However, Redmond claimed he hadn’t been approached at the time.

According to the Daily Echo, Jamaica have now officially approached Southampton to request the services of Redmond and the winger is considering his options.

Having not qualified for a World Cup since 1998, their sole appearance in the competition, the Reggae Boyz are hunting for a spot at the upcoming 2022 World Cup in Qatar.