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Jamaica ‘create 10-MAN shortlist including Demarai Gray and Max Aarons to recruit to national team’

Daily Mail Online

Jamaica have drawn up a 10-man shortlist of players they are keen to recruit ahead of a 2026 World Cup push, including Premier League stars Demarai Gray and Rico Henry. 

The Reggae Boyz appeared at the France 1998 tournament but have not qualified for the global showpiece since.

And according to the Sun, the Caribbean country want to boost their bid for the World Cup in the Americas with a host of English-based players.

Demarai Gray (above) is among ten players Jamaica are looking to recruit, according to reports Demarai Gray (above) is among ten players Jamaica are looking to recruit, according to reports

Demarai Gray (above) is among ten players Jamaica are looking to recruit, according to reports

The Caribbean country are said to be targeting English-based stars like Norwich's Max Aarons (above) to help with the Reggae Boyz' push to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in the Americas The Caribbean country are said to be targeting English-based stars like Norwich's Max Aarons (above) to help with the Reggae Boyz' push to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in the Americas

The Caribbean country are said to be targeting English-based stars like Norwich’s Max Aarons (above) to help with the Reggae Boyz’ push to qualify for the 2026 World Cup in the Americas

That World Cup is hosted by the USA, Canada, and Mexico, who all automatically qualify for the competition. 

That leaves Jamaica in with a great shot of making it, with the CONCACAF qualifying region wide open, and the island nation reportedly investing in its facilities to give it the best shot of appearing at the 2026 edition.

Head coach Paul Hall is said to want Everton winger Gray, Brentford defender Henry, Norwich right back Max Aarons, Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White and Crystal Palace defender Nathan Ferguson – plus five others.

Also reportedly being targeted are Stoke midfielder Lewis Baker, Swansea defender Joel Latibeaudiere, Arsenal prospect Kido Taylor-Hart, Chelsea youth product Luke Badley-Morgan and Fulham starlet Xavier Benjamin.

West Ham star Michail Antonio, 32, had hoped to be called up by England but was persuaded to change his allegiances, making his debut last year and scoring three goals in six games since then.

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White Brentford defender Rico Henry Brentford defender Rico Henry

Morgan Gibbs-White (left) and Rico Henry (right) are thought to be among the others targeted

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