BRIGHTON defender Ben White is in contention for a shock England call-up for Euro 2020 TODAY, SunSport can exclusively reveal.
Gareth Southgate will name his 26-man squad on Tuesday.
And Seagulls star White is in his thoughts – even though he has never played for his country before.
Harry Maguire’s ankle injury plus form concerns about Eric Dier have led to the Three Lions boss suddenly looking at other options.
And White, 23, is the player who has caught his eye the most.
Southgate even made a trip down to the south coast to watch him in action earlier this month.
SunSport understands the ball-playing defender has been told to not to fly off on holiday this week after completing his Premier League season at Arsenal.
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Instead he will now wait anxiously to discover if he has got the nod for a potential England debut in next month’s tournament.
It is hoped Manchester United star Maguire will be fit for the Croatia tie in three weeks but Southgate is considering alternatives.
White has impressed over the second half of the season and crucially has played in a three-man defence at the Amex.
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Southgate will tell as many as six players they will be on stand-by to cover for injuries and coronavirus issues.
Meanwhile, Maguire and Man Utd team-mates Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are set to sweet-talk Harry Kane into joining the Old Trafford ranks.
The United trio will use their friendship with the £150million-rated striker, 27, to make him choose United over rivals Manchester City and Chelsea after stating his desire to leave Tottenham.
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Source: Soccer - thesun.co.uk