Gareth Southgate named his England squad for the upcoming Nations League matches last week, with a few surprise names included.
Leicester City’s James Maddison, Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Chelsea’s Mason Mount were all named in the senior squad for the first time.
Maddison has been impressing in the Premier League, with three goals and two assists, meanwhile, Sancho is leading Europe’s assist charts with seven for Dortmund.
England have plenty of talented youngsters in reserve looking to make a similar breakthrough, here are 10 we think could be the next players to get a call-up from Southgate.
The 18-year-old Phil Foden was recently called up to the England under-21 squad after his recent performances with Manchester City. He has made 15 appearances for City and scored his first goal for the club in the League Cup this season.
The 20-year-old has impressed in the Premier League with Crystal Palace this year and has made 14 top-flight appearances for the club. He is currently in the under-21 squad but he looks set for brighter things in the future.
The current Norwich and England under-19’s right-back. Max Aarons is shining in the Championship at the age of 18 and looks to have a big future ahead of him. The pacey defender is able to play at right-back or left-back and scored his first senior goal against Cardiff in the League Cup.
The 21-year-old central defender is a current member of the England under-21 squad and a regular for Middlesbrough in the Championship. His strong aerial presence and ability to play out from the back is sure to attract interest from the Premier League, and England, in the coming years.
Despite only being 20, Konsa has almost made 100 senior career appearances and recently earned a move to Brentford in the Championship. He is impressing for the Bees this season and has been rewarded with two England under-21 caps.
Perhaps a more obvious one. Sessegnon was named as the PFA Championship Player of the Year last season and is now playing for Fulham in the Premier League. It doesn’t seem as though it will be long before he kicks on into the senior team.
The Chelsea defender on loan to Derby has been impressing in the Championship and has shown signs that he may be able to step up and make the grade for his country further down the line.
With five goals and two assists for West Brom in the Championship this season, Barnes is showing what he is capable of at senior level. He has been rewarded with an England under-21 call-up and he may be one who can push into the senior set-up in the coming years.
Ronaldo Vieira is current an England under-21 international and he’s playing for Sampdoria in the Serie A after leaving Leeds over the summer. The 20-year-old central midfielder is one to watch out for.
One of the most promising goalkeepers in England. Henderson was sensational at Shrewsbury last season and is now impressing for Sheffield United in the Championship. Could he be England’s next number one?