Wolves captain Conor Coady is reportedly close to earning a senior England call up after impressing in the Premier League so far this season.
The former Liverpool youngster was a key part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side that won the Championship title last season and he has kept his place in the starting XI despite a number of new signings over the summer.
And the Daily Mirror claims that Coady has now caught the eye of England boss Gareth Southgate, who has been eyeing another footballing centre-half.
Coady has played for his country at every age level apart from the Under-21s and his long passing stats are only bettered in the Wolves side by stand-out midfielder Ruben Neves.
James Tarkowski’s struggles in England’s recent friendly win against Switzerland means that a place could well open up for Coady.
The Three Lions’ next friendly is against the USA in November and it’s understood that Southgate could call up the 25-year-old if he continues to show up well for his club side.
Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, John Stones and Kyle Walker have all nailed down regular spots in Southgate’s squads and it is unlikely that Coady would be drafted in for the important UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain in mid-October.