Crystal Palace attacker Eberechi Eze is in line to receive a call-up to the England national team, according to the Daily Mail.
Manager Gareth Southgate is impressed by his form for the Eagles and wants to hand him his first call-up.
He has scored six times in his last seven league matches to help Palace shrug off the threat of relegation in recent weeks.
Southgate believes the 24-year-old has what it takes to be an England international. The FA already has extensive scouting reports on the former under-21 star.
However, he suffered an Achilles injury, preventing him from receiving his call-up. He is now back on their radar and could get the nod for next month’s international games.
England face Malta and North Macedonia in their 2024 European Championship qualifiers.
The Three Lions have numerous options in attacking areas, with Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and Marcus Rashford fighting for a spot.
Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and James Maddison are also in the mix, which makes Eze’s path into the team look pretty tricky.
However, he is one of the players Southgate is considering to play for the national team.
England need to be wary with Nigeria also interested in Eze. The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) wants him to play for the Super Eagles.
The West African nation wants to convince Eze, Nigerian through his parents, to play for them. England knows about Nigeria’s desire to take the Palace man.
Apart from Eze, England are planning call-ups for Levi Colwill, Morgan Gibbs-White and Jacob Ramsey. The FA wants to integrate fresher blood into the England set-up.
Colwill has impressed on loan from Chelsea at Brighton & Hove Albion with his defensive nous and excellent passing.
Gibbs-White is leading Nottingham Forest’s hopes of avoiding relegation, while Ramsey is having an incredible season for Aston Villa under Unai Emery.
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