The Jamaican football federation is targeting Mason Greenwood to become the latest player to switch international allegiances from England to Jamaica, according to reports. The 19-year-old has made his senior debut for England but is still eligible to switch to another federation.
Greenwood made his first, and only so far, appearance for the Three Lions in a 1-0 win over Iceland last September. The exciting youngster was named in England’s provisional 33-man squad for this summer’s European Championships but was forced to pull out due to injury.
And according to The Telegraph, Jamaica now wants him to snub a career with England to join the Caribbean country’s bid for World Cup qualification.
Greenwood is born in England, but qualifies to represent Jamaica due to heritage stemming from his parents. Players under the age of 21 with three or fewer competitive appearances for one federation are eligible to switch.
The law was changed in 2020 after countries would give promising youngsters debuts at an early age only to not pick them when they’re older, leaving them with little to no international experience.