THE Jamaican Football Federation are nervously awaiting a decision from Saints star Nathan Redmond as to whether or not he wishes to switch his international allegiance.

Redmond, 27, featured regularly for England's youth teams from under-16 level right through to the under-21s.

The Birmingham-born ace then made his senior Three Lions debut under Gareth Southgate in 2017, coming off the bench to play the final 24 minutes against Germany in Dortmund.

However, as that game was a friendly, Redmond remains eligible to instead leave England the set-up behind and play for Jamaica, should he so wish.

Speaking earlier this year, Jamaican Football Federation president Michael Ricketts claimed Redmond was being targeted by the Caribbean island to join their ranks ahead July's Concacaf Gold Cup, as well as 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

LISTEN: Redmond's take on Jamaica reports

Asked about those reports at the time, Redmond told the Daily Echo: "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.

"So I’m seeing it exactly the same way as everybody else is."

Asked if playing for Jamaica is something he would be open to, Redmond added: "I’ve not really spoken to my family about some of that stuff as of yet.

"Obviously it’s been difficult to see people during lockdown. So I’ve not really spoken to the family about that.

"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."

Since that interview in March, the Daily Echo understands Jamaica have now officially approached Saints to request the services of Redmond.

However, they are yet to receive a response from the former Norwich City man, who would qualify to play for Jamaica through his father's side of the family.

The Daily Echo understands Redmond is currently weighing up the offer, which was lodged almost three weeks ago.

Jamaica are set to commence qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in September, in a group alongside the likes of Mexico, Costa Rica, USA and Honduras, and see Redmond as a big part of their plans for those matches, should he accept the offer.

Redmond could become the latest in a string of recent English-based players to sign up to play for Jamaica, with the likes of Liam Moore, Kasey Palmer, Andre Gray and Jamal Lowe all making their Reggae Boyz debuts last month.