According to the Chronicle, Sean Longstaff is on England’s radar.

The report states that Under 21s manager Aidy Boothroyd is aware of the midfielder’s progress, and he could get a call up to face Poland and Germany next month.

The 21-year-old has never represented his country at youth level, but his recent form has apparently caught the Three Lions’ attention.

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Longstaff only made his Newcastle debut this season, but has become a Premier League regular in recent weeks. It hasn’t taken long to become a fan favourite, as everyone loves to see a local lad represent the club.

But Longstaff isn’t just getting an easy ride because he’s local, his performances have been sensational.

He’s played centre-midfield up against some of the best players the Premier League has to offer, but hasn’t looked out of place. Therefore, it’s no surprise that his name is being mentioned for England duty, even if it is just the Under 21s for now.

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Fans react to Longstaff for England report

 

The only negativity towards ‘Longstaff for England’ was from fans who thought he was getting a call up to the first-team. It’s far too early for that, and a place in the under 21 squad will only help the lad in his development.

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He’s been a revelation since bursting onto the scene in January, and long may it continue.

Boothroyd is right to be watching him, and Gareth Southgate could certainly do worse than taking a look in the coming years if Longstaff can continue to improve.

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