LEON BAILEY has given up on his dream to play for the Three Lions after accepting a call-up from Jamaica forward of their CONCACAF fixture in opposition to Bonaire on Monday.
The pacey winger had been hoping to play for Gareth Southgate’s aspect however is illegible and has lastly pledged his worldwide profession to the Caribbean outfit.
Kingston-born Bailey has been hailed as one of many future stars of the sport after impressing at Bayer Leverkusen since his transfer from Genk in 2017.
England followers had been hoping the wonderkid may play for the Three Lions via the ancestry route as his grandparents have British passports.
However sadly for the Three Lions trustworthy, he’s ineligible as he should have a dad or mum or grandparent who was born in England.
The German Soccer Affiliation had additionally been monitoring the scenario of the winger on the grounds of residency guidelines – however Bailey must keep and play his soccer in Germany till 2025 to be eligible.
That’s the reason the starlet has determined to stay to his routes and play for The Reggae Boyz.
The Caribbean aspect gained their opening match Four-Zero in opposition to the Cayman Islands are seventh within the nations league.
They face Bonaire on Monday of their second CONCACAF qualifying fixture.
Bailey has already performed for Jamaica as soon as when he performed for the U23 aspect in 2015.
The 21-year-old has been an ever-present for Bayer Leverkusen since his transfer from Genk in 2017, notching up ten targets in 40 appearances for the German aspect.
The winger can be being monitored by Chelsea forward of a attainable transfer to west London sooner or later.