England announced their U21 squad on Monday morning, with Super Eagles’ targets Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze and Noni Madueke making the cut.

Madueke has been making waves with PSV this season. He has seven goals and six assists in 18 Eredivisie games this year and will hope to make a real splash alongside Hudson-Odoi, Greenwood, Eddie Nketiah, Rhian Brewster and Smith Rowe.

The U21 European Championships kicks off later this month, with the group stage being played over the international break.

Due to the ongoing fixture issues caused by the pandemic, the tournament has been split up into two parts, with the group stage in March and the knockout stages in late May/early June.

England certainly don’t have an easy group, facing Portugal, Switzerland, and Croatia. Portugal and Switzerland both won nine of their 10 qualification games, and even Croatia racked up a goal difference of 30 and only lost twice in their 10 matches.


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