Eberechi Eze Joins England’s U21 National Team

BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Eberechi Eze of England U20 during the Under 20 International Friendly match between England and Italy at Mill Farm on October 11, 2018 in Blackpool, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Queens Park Rangers’ attacker, Eberechi Eze has been called up to England’s under-21 national team, as he steps forward to replace an earlier invitee that is now down with injury.

Eze’s belated invitation comes after Dwight McNeil and Joe Willock withdrew from the squad due to injury, and the Nigerian-born youngster has been called up alongside Grady Diangana as replacements by the coach, Aidy Boothroyd for next week’s 2021 European U21 Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Kosovo.

It is Eze’s first invitation to England’s U21s, but due reward for his good start to the season with goals in each of his club’s wins against Stoke City and Wigan Athletic last month, with a similar case with Diangana, who is currently on loan at West Brom from West Ham, is also in the squad for the first time having previously impressed at Under-20 level.

England travel to Izmit to play Turkey in their opening game of the qualifying campaign before hosting Kosovo at Hull’s KCOM Stadium three days later.

Eze, who got his debut for England against Italy U20 last year and went on to feature in six ties for the team, will now hope to make a huge statement on Friday September 6 and Monday 9th.

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