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Everton defender Holgate: I qualify for Jamaica, but England...

Everton defender Mason Holgate admits he could turn out of Jamaica internationally.

Having recently penned a new five-year deal at Goodison Park, Holgate is now eyeing an England call-up to complete the jigsaw, despite being eligible for Jamaica.

“My grandma and grandad are Jamaican, so it would be nice for that side of the family," he said. “But I don't think my mum and dad would speak to me again if I turned England down!

“I couldn't turn England down. I'm from Yorkshire, I'm from Doncaster!

“So I don't think I've got much of a choice. I'm English, I've come through the Under 20 and 21 age-groups, I've always been an England fan, supporting them at World Cups and Euros.

“So as much as I would love to do that for my grandma and grandad and they would be proud of me, I see myself as English and it's England who I want to play for."


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