🇯🇲🤝🇬🇧 Jamaica national team representatives have approached Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips
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🇯🇲🤝🇬🇧 Jamaica national team representatives have approached Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been advised to pledge his international allegiance to Jamaica over England according to Mirror reports.

Phillips is eligible to play for Jamaica through his father while his mother is from England and now the African team has approached him for his services.

The 24-year-old has not featured for any of the England teams but there is potential he could be up for selection following his impressive displays for Leeds.

The Reggae Boyz head coach Roy Simpson believes the Three Lions team will provide stiff competition and Phillips is not guaranteed game time as opposed to Jamaica.

“I’ve not made contact with him, but one of our agents in Europe made contact on our behalf,” Simpson said.

“At the time he was focusing on Leeds’ possible promotion to the Premier League, but he did acknowledge his Jamaican roots and based on the feedback I have received, talks are ongoing.

“We’re aware of what his options are, but it is the decision of the player.

“Usually when players are making these kinds of decisions, they look at the pros and cons and past players I have engaged have said the possibility of consistently playing for Jamaica far outweighs that of playing for England with so much competition from players. But it is his personal decision.

“The onus is on us to press on and try to get something decisive from him. The fact that the possibility of playing for England has arisen, we have to press on.

“We can only offer what we can offer and at the end of the day, the decision will be his.”

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