DJED SPENCE could be forced to decide between Jamaica and England after Reggae Boyz is said to have approached him to commit to the Caribbean nation.
The Nottingham Forest rising star, 21, has been in impressive form at the City Ground this season.
On loan from Middlesbrough, Spence has received plenty of praise for his performances
And they did not go unnoticed by the Jamaican selectors.
Based on The AthleticThe Caribbean island is keen to give the youngster an international call and has contacted him to secure his loyalty.
Born in London to Jamaican parents, Spence qualified to represent Reggae Boyz or England.
He is yet to play international football at any level so there should be no complications with the transfer.
Jamaica have World Cup qualifiers coming up in March – although their hopes of landing a spot in Qatar went up in smoke last month.
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Paul Hall’s team now has a lot of stars of English origin including Michail Antonio, Ethan Pinnock, Andre Gray and Ravel Morrison.
His The upper echelons tend to avoid handing over caps to players just to tie them up ready.
So it is unlikely that Gareth Southgate will call up Spence for the March friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.
However, he could be an option for Lee Carsley’s under-21s.
And if he continues his current rich form, he could even be bet outside to feature in the Nations League this summer – or the World Cup in Qatar later in the year.
However, Southgate has plenty of options at right-back with Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold his four current favorite contenders.
BACK TO LONDON?
Spence came from the academy in Fulham but joined Boro in 2018.
After 72 appearances for Teessiders, he joined Forest for the 2021-22 season and made headlines by knocking Arsenal and Leicester out of the FA Cup, scoring against the Foxes.
The The Gunners and Tottenham have both been linked with the execution of a transfer in the summer – as well as Inter Milan and Roma in Italy.
A switch to Arsenal will see the highly rated full-back reunite with his former Junior Elite FC youth teammate Emile Smith Rowe.
However, his contract at Middlesbrough runs until 2024, meaning he will not available in a discount deal.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4682911/djed-spence-wanted-jamaica-england/ Arsenal transfer target Djed Spence is wanted by Jamaica against England after impressing at Nottingham Forest this season