England’s Director of Football Development, Sir Trevor Brooking, has picked out one young Newcastle star as a potential member of the England team to challenge for the European Championships in 2020.
As well as older and more established Premier League players such as Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Saido Berahino, Brooking says that Adam Armstrong is looking a great prospect to challenge for full national honours in the years to come.
Sir Trevor Brooking speaking to the Irish Mirror:
‘Saido Berhaino is one of the prospects for Euro 2020, Adam Armstrong as well at Newcastle, Marcus Edwards (Spurs) is a very good player and Joe Gomez is a good prospect at Charlton and they are battling to keep hold of him.
Reece Oxford – the centre-half at West Ham, Jay Dasilva (Chelsea) at left back, Chris Willock, the Arsenal lad, is good. Whilst Ruben Loftus-Cheek is breaking through into the Chelsea first team.
There’s James Ward-Prowse and Derby’s Will Hughes is a good player, progressing really well, Tom Carroll (Spurs) is a good prospect. Carl Jenkinson has had a good season (at West Ham on loan from Arsenal), Luke Shaw on the other side – they’ll both motor on.’
Adam Armstrong made his first Premier League start last season at Old Trafford and started two cup matches, as well as making 12 appearances from the bench in all competitions.
Whilst he is still developing at club level, on the national stage he became Captain of the England Under 18s and scored an impressive 8 goals in 7 matches this past year for the national team.
There has been talk of sending the 18 year old out on loan next season and that must surely be the next step in his progression, a full season playing regularly in a lower division will do him the world of good.
For now though, marvel at these two goals below that he scored for England against Switzerland this season.
Hopefully we’ll be plenty of those in years to come in the black and white of Newcastle United.