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Redmond Named In England Squad As Hope Of Irish Switch Fades

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Michael Obafemi of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Nathan Redmond of Southampton during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Southampton FC at John Smith's Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals with Southampton’s Nathan Redmond making the 27 man selection.

Redmond has had an excellent season with the Saints and the 24-year old had been reportedly scouted by Irish manager Mick McCarthy thanks to the Irish connections on his mother’s side.

He had been called up to the England squad before but his only appearance came in a friendly against Germany in 2017.

McCarthy had outlined recently that Redmond’s international switch was unlikely and his inclusion in the England squad essentially puts to bed any potential transfer to Ireland.

Nathan Redmond Michael Obafemi

 

Another player with Irish connections who is included is West Ham’s Declan Rice following his excellent season with the Hammers and his impressive debut with the Three Lions in March.

Southgate and England also welcome back a number of players from injury with Fabian Delph, Joe Gomez, Jesse Lingard and Harry Winks, all returning after missing March’s qualifiers.

The Three Lions have a number of players still involved with their clubs, with the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League Finals all scheduled to take place over the next few weeks.

Declan Rice FAI

The 27 man squad will later be cut to a 23 man squad ahead of the Nations League finals and can be found below:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur)
Ross Barkley (Chelsea)
Jack Butland (Stoke City)
Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)
Fabian Delph (Manchester City)
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
Michael Keane (Everton)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Nathan Redmond (Southampton)
Declan Rice (West Ham United)
Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
John Stones (Manchester City)
Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth)
Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

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