Another talent is expected to be lost to the United States by the Three Lions, following players like Yunus Musah and Folarin Balogun.
US Soccer is ready to poach Declan Frith, a former winger for Chelsea and Aston Villa, from England.
The 21-year-old is applying for a passport to play for the United States in March, as his eligibility is based on his grandmother’s heritage.
US scouts have been tracking Frith since he joined Chelsea from non-league Welling United in 2021, after being released by Charlton Athletic.
After spending just five months with Chelsea, the forward, who has also played as a left-back, left to join Aston Villa. In his final season with Aston Villa, he scored 12 goals and provided eight assists.
This summer, Frith joined Valencia, and due to a delay in processing his documents, he has scored two goals and provided one assist in his first two youth matches.
Frith has made three appearances for Valencia B in the third division. The cash-strapped former Spanish giants are increasingly relying on youth and plan to fast-track Frith into the first team in the coming months.
The United States will likely initially select Frith for the Under-23s, but he could soon follow in the footsteps of AC Milan midfielder Yunus Musah, an English-born US international who used to play at Mestalla.
Rumors about Jamaica’s approach to Frith are understood to be a non-starter.