Newcastle United finally have a player in the England squad for the first time since 2016.
Kieran Trippier has been called up by Gareth Southgate for the upcoming Nations League fixtures, with England playing four times early next month. He’s the first Toon player in the squad since Andros Townsend six years ago.
It’s a chance for Newcastle fans to see one of their players in action after the end of the season, and it could also help inspire a signing at St James’ Park.
Newcastle want to sign Dean Henderson
The Magpies have been linked with a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who hasn’t been picked for England duty once again.
Newcastle appear to be in the market for a goalkeeper, and there has been increased speculation regarding the 25-year-old over the past week.
The Manchester Evening News even claimed that he was ‘closing in’ on a move after talks in the North East. That report appears to be premature, with Henderson still a Manchester United player.
However, he would be a very good signing for Newcastle. He would provide the kind of competition we need for Martin Dubravka. The 33-year-old has had an excellent 2022, but it’s been reported that Eddie Howe wants more depth in between the sticks.
Henderson would hope to be Newcastle’s number one, and that could reignite his international career.
Henderson can achieve World Cup dream at St James’ Park
Lack of minutes has stunted Henderson’s development on the international stage.
His form for Sheffield United earned him his maiden England call-up in 2019, while he made his Three Lions debut 12 months later.
That’s his only international cap so far, but he was initially included in Southgate’s squad for the Euros last summer. However, he had to withdraw due to injury.
Henderson hasn’t been involved with England since then, and he’s had a season to forget at Old Trafford. He only made three appearances in all competitions, failing to play even a single minute in the Premier League.
That’s why Southgate isn’t picking him, and that’s why he needs a move away.
He will have aspirations of featuring at the World Cup this winter. The keeper was previously touted to replace Jordan Pickford as England’s number one, but that isn’t going to happen any time soon now.
The only way Henderson can get international recognition once again is by moving clubs and playing football. And that’s why a move to Newcastle should appeal.
In years gone by, no Toon player has got close to a call-up, despite some surely being deserving of one. But that’s changed now, with Trippier being involved.
You can get a call-up for England if you play for Newcastle. A move to St James’ Park can reignite Henderson’s England career.