Nigerian born Bukayo Saka, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham have been handed England call-ups for the Nations League.

Saka’s 2021-22 season saw the 20-year-old rack up 14 goals and 13 assists in 52 outings for Mikel Arteta’s side.

The winger was nominated for the Premier League’s Player of the Season award following his stellar campaign, and the Arsenal man is one of three Nigerian born players to have earned call-ups.

Having recently become a Serie A champion with AC Milan, Fikayo Tomori is also back in the squad and displaces Tyrone Mings, with the Aston Villa man not selected for June’s fixtures.

Jack Grealish has endured a difficult debut season at Manchester City but is one of seven attackers in the Three Lions’ squad, spearheaded by Harry Kane and Roma talisman Tammy Abraham.

England face a total of four Nations League games in League A Group 3 next month, firstly meeting Hungary in Budapest on June 4 before a trip to the Allianz Arena to face Germany on June 7.

Southgate’s side then face Euro 2020 conquerors Italy at Molineux on June 11 before rounding off their June fixtures against Hungary in Wolverhampton three days later.


Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), James Justin (Leicester City) Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace, loan from Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)


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