Jamaica may take 11 English players including West Ham, Everton and Rangers aces
Jamaica’s hopes of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup could receive a huge boost with the Reggae Boyz reportedly set to capture 11 English players.
The CONCACAF region has been heavily dominated by Mexico and the United States in recent years.
But ahead of this summer’s Gold Cup tournament and some vital World Cup qualifiers, Jamaica could have some huge improvements to their pool of available talent from those unable to crack into the England team, according to the Mail.
The headline arrival would be that of West Ham striker Michail Antonio, who has proved to be one of the most devastating frontmen in the Premier League on his day.
The 30-year-old could be joined up front by Watford’s Andre Gray, who represented England C on six occasions, scoring twice, between 2012-2014, while Luton were in non-league.
Another huge arrival for Jamaica would be that of Everton defender Mason Holgate, who despite playing for England at youth level, has admitted that he is open to the idea of representing Jamaica.
Holgate could form a formidable partnership at the back with Reading’s Liam Moore, who has been a consistent performer in the Championship for years, and also played at youth level for England.
Brentford centre-back Ethan Pinnock could also throw his hat into the ring thanks to his Jamaican descent on his father's side following his impressive rise from non-league to potential Premier League star.
Rotherham United defender Curtis Tilt also qualifies.
At left-back, Amari'i Bell is eligible to represent the Reggae Boyz, and even received an invitation to represent the country at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Another former England U21 international is up next in Kasey Palmer, who plays in midfield for Bristol City.
Fresh from his title winning season at Rangers, Kemar Roofe would be a huge coup for the Jamaica attack.
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Former Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons could also inject some impressive pace into the side, as could Swansea forward Jamal Lowe.
Jamaica are due to face Mexico and Costa Rica in two World Cup qualifiers in September as they look to qualify for next summer’s tournament in Qatar.
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