Southhampton star Nathan Redmond to decide Jamaican allegiance

3 years ago

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The Jamaica Reggae Boyz are awaiting word on the decision of Southampton star Nathan Redmond who is reportedly taking the time to consider switching international allegiance.

The former England U-21 international had been listed among several England-born players that had decided to represent the Jamaica national team, after being approached by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF).

Regarding the reports, Redmond had, however, insisted that he had not been officially contacted by anyone regarding representing any national team. 

“I’ve not been contacted. I’ve heard some stories and seen a lot of stuff in the media, but no one from the international set-up in Jamaica has contacted me,” Redmond had told English publication The Daily Echo.

Redmond, whose father is Jamaican, has, however, since been officially approached by the JFF a few weeks ago but had indicated that such a decision was not just up to him but his entire family.  He is still considering the decision.

“I’ve not really spoken to my family about some of that stuff as of yet,” he said.

“Obviously, it’s been difficult to see people during lockdown. So, I’ve not really spoken to the family about that,” he added.

“That’s a decision I guess for all of them to make with me, because I’m quite close with my family, and whatever I do football-wise impacts them and our lives.”