Harry Maguire could be in-line for an England call up next month. The young centre-back has been a shining light for Hull City this season, with the performances of the 24 year-old not going unnoticed, at club and also international level.
With England’s next set of fixtures to take place in just over a month’s time, has Maguire put himself into contention to gain his first senior international cap?
He’s played in all but five of Tigers’ league games this season, scoring two goals and helping his team to keep four clean sheets, two of which were against Manchester United and Liverpool.
The English squad have been blessed with some fantastic defenders in the last 10 years.
John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Carragher and Sol Campbell are just a few names to represent their country, but ever since they’ve retired, the national team have struggled to find a regular partnership at the back.
Maguire isn’t without competition, with Ben Gibson of Middlesbrough and Michael Keane of Burnley also wanting to cement their place in Gareth Southgate’s next squad.
The ex-Sheffield United player has been linked with a move away from the Yorkshire club, with Tottenham Hotspur and Everton reportedly interested.
A move to either could benefit the defender’s chance of playing for his country, as competing at European level for his club will surely enhance opportunities to impress.