Two Of England's Best Youngsters Slated For Call-Up

Gareth Southgate will bring exciting youngsters Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho into the England national team fold, according to The Mirror.

The pair of 18-year olds are seen as two of the most promising prospects in the Three Lions set-up and the England boss is set to call them up for England's first two games since the World Cup as he looks to freshen things up ahead of Euro 2020.

Under 17 World Cup winner and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year winner Foden marked his name in Premier League history after becoming the youngest player to win the league having made five appearances in City's record-breaking triumph last season.

He was poised to step up to the Under 19's side for the European Championship but remained with City for a full pre-season.

The Stockport lad was then rewarded with a start in the Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley, producing an impressive display and assisting Sergio Aguero's 200th City goal.

Silky winger Sancho was tipped to join Foden in progressing through to the City first-team but elected to move to Borussia Dortmund in an £8 million move in August 2017.

After making the switch to Germany, he made 12 appearances in the Bundesliga last season and showed just why he's regarded as such a top talent.

And in Dortmund's first game of the 2018/19 campaign, Sancho came on as a substitute and set up captain Marco Reus to score the final goal in a 4-1 win over RB Leipzig.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Both Foden and Sancho should be in the mix for Euro 2020 so it makes sense for Southgate to get them in and around the first-team environment nice and early.

England play Spain in the UEFA Nations League at Wembley on 8 September, before Leicester's King Power Stadium plays host to a game with Switzerland as part of Kick it Out celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Thoughts on the decision to call up the pair? Should Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon also be in with a shout?

Sound off in the comments.

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