Following a chastening defeat to Belgium in the UEFA Nations League, attention is now turning to the next generation of players coming through the England setup. With Euro 2020 postponed to 2021 and the World Cup still scheduled a year later, there is plenty of important tournament football on the horizon for England. Some of the most exciting prospects in world football are currently plying their trade in the Premier League and the England national team has been benefiting from this conveyor belt of talent in recent times.
Former Birmingham City teen sensation Jude Bellingham made his England debut during this international break and he looks set to be a big part of Gareth Southgate’s future plans. He became an instant hero at St Andrews–having made his first team debut at the age of 15 and his move to Borussia Dortmund this summer captured the imagination of England fans.
He has made a strong start in the Bundesliga and at the age of just 17, he looks to have a very bright future ahead of him.
Arsenal have a rich history of producing and developing talent and Bukayo Saka is the latest in the long line of quality youngsters. Having first been entrusted by Unai Emery, Saka has become an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s plans for the Gunners and his versatility has been a godsend in recent times.
With three caps to his name already, Saka looks to have a long career ahead of him at the very top of the game.
With 19 goals at club level already to his name, Mason Greenwood has more than proved his worth at club level. The Manchester United forward is blessed with blistering pace and finishing ability far beyond his years and along with Marcus Rashford, he looks set to be part of the DNA of Manchester United for the foreseeable future.
He made his England debut back in September, giving Gareth Southgate even more options in forward areas.
Two time Premier League winner Phil Foden has won every English domestic trophy at the age of just 20 and he is beginning to muscle his way into the England set up too. The diminutive Manchester City midfielder has made over 80 appearances for the Blues in all competitions as Pep Guardiola looks to slowly integrate him in to the City set up.
He has made 2 senior appearances for England and he could provide the creative spark the Three Lions so desperately need.
Former Manchester City forward Jadon Sancho is one of the hottest properties in world football and it is hard to believe he is only 20 years of age. Following his move to Germany in 2017, Sancho has made over 100 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions – scoring 36 goals and his performances have made him sought after by the biggest clubs in England.
He already has amassed 17 senior England appearances and he is very much part of Gareth Southgate’s immediate plans.