It’s not everyday that Crystal Palace have a player called into the England squad.
Not since November 11th 2012, when Roy Hodgson drafted Wilfried Zaha into the Three Lions squad, have the Eagles seen one of their players handed international recognition by England.
The likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka have shone for England’s Under-21 side, but it’s been over eight years since the south Londoners have seen a player of theirs called into the senior squad.
However, we believe Eberechi Eze could be the man to break this hoodoo.
The £19.5 million signing from Queens Park Rangers is already involved in Aidy Boothroyd’s U21 side, and has every chance of catching Gareth Southgate’s eye.
Eze – who earns £30,000-a-week at Selhurst Park – opened his account for the Eagles against Leeds last time out with an incredible free-kick, and also opened his assist tally with a whipped corner for Scott Dann.
He has everything that the likes of Jack Grealish and James Maddison showed in the early stages of their careers, and both have been handed England caps by Southgate.
It’s worth noting that both of the aforementioned attacking midfielders made their name in the Championship, just like Eze did.
At 22, he also has plenty of time on his side – we firmly believe he will follow in Zaha’s footsteps by achieving England recognition while at Crystal Palace.