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.

Adam Armstrong scores two for @england U18s in a 6-1 victory against Switzerland

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  • toonterrier

    The potential is definitely there but its up to the lad to keep his head down, work hard and push for a regular first team spot. Maybe he will get the chance under McLaren unless the powers that be start looking for a bid from a properly run club.

  • DownUnderMag

    The difference is all the other young stars are getting games for their clubs first team…any young talent at our club, no matter how promising they have been, have been overlooked for tried and tested older players who usually are simply not good enough anyway. Overlooking the likes of Campbell to give Shola games even when they had no intention of offering him a new contract, just shows how short sighted the management have been….maybe Campbell wasn’t good enough, but when they don’t get even a sniff it’s hard to understand why we even bother having a youth academy in the first place!

  • Andgeo

    The treatment of Armstrong and abeid this season has been pathetic. And then he went and started arma at old Trafford!! I mean give the lad a chance.

  • GToon

    That’s him sold then.

  • macandmarge

    Why send him out on loan…PLAY HIM..as it happens we will have no other strikers

  • SteveSmith16

    Williamson would get started up front before any of our youth under the two(one) recent managerial/coaching regimes.

  • GrahameSlone

    This kids looks like quality in the making, just hope he gets the chance to progress properly. A stint on loan for half a season would do the lad some good & if he shows promise surely a super sub for the second half of the campaign.

  • Kazie23

    I suggest a full season on loan to a league 1 or championship club would improve his career but only to a club that will offer him plenty of game time and all starts too..
    Just hope he has a major impact on the club he joins..A bit similar to how Bamford developed his career

  • Kazie23

    The gaffer will never play him