Gareth Southgate signed a new contract with the FA last week and he quite clearly has one eye on the future if the squad news from October’s international break is anything to go by.
The Three Lions manager has called up three debutants for this weeks Uefa Nations League fixtures with Spain and Croatia and as usual Football Index has reacted to call-ups of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho (£5.73), Mason Mount (£3.54) and James Maddison (£4.38) to the international fray.
I wrote last week about Europe’s assist king (here), former Manchester City youngster Jadon Sancho, who got yet another assist in BVB’s 4-3 win over Augsburg. The reward for the start of the season is a first ever senior call up for the Three Lions and his share price on the Index has continued to rise as much as his international profile. Sancho has risen a further £0.78 in the last seven days alone, a return of 15%. The 18 year old has had a meteoric rise this far this season, is he the next English superstar?
Perhaps more surprisingly in the England squad announcement, last week was the on-loan Derby County midfielder Mason Mount (£3.54). The Chelsea registered youngster has tread a similar path to Sancho by venturing abroad last season to Holland and the Eredivisie with Vitesse Arnhem.
The spell in Holland was a fantastic learning opportunity where he scored on 9 occasions and assisted on 8. This fine form increased the speculation on where he would end up plying his trade this season and it is little surprise that he has ended up with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at Pride Park where he has hit the ground running. The youngster has increased by £2.14 in the last three months as traders are increasingly impressed by what they are seeing.
The final debutant called up to the Three Lions has been Leicester City’s midfield dynamo James Maddison (£4.38). The former Norwich City man has hit the ground running in the Premier League so far with three goals and two assists so far proving he can cope at the elite level. It’s therefore little surprise to see Maddison getting a senior call-up. He too has had a phenomenal rise in the past few months. He is trading £2.72 up in the last three months a huge amount of capital appreciation.
Are we looking at the future England direction and will they feature in this week’s Nations League games?