BREAKING NEWS: England call up 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham for the first time to replace injured James Ward-Prowse in Gareth Southgate’s squad… and ex-Birmingham midfielder could become the Three Lions’ third-youngest player EVER!
- Jude Bellingham has been called up to the England squad for the first time
- The midfielder replaces James Ward-Prowse who has withdrawn through injury
- The Southampton captain has a tight hamstring and will stay with his club
- England play Ireland in a friendly before their Nations League fixtures
Jude Bellingham has been rewarded for his excellent start to life at Borussia Dortmund with his first England senior call-up.
The midfielder will replace James Ward-Prowse, who has been withdrawn with injury.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has also pulled out through injury.
Bellingham, 17, midfielder was originally included in Under-21 squad but will now link up with the seniors for the first time.
Marcus Rashford is scheduled to report for duty on Thursday to allow for further assessment on an injury sustained playing for Manchester United last Saturday.
Jude Bellingham has been called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the first time
Bellingham will replace James Ward-Prowse who has withdrawn with a tight hamstring