England trio’scouted’ to switch international allegiance after Southgate snub Euro 2024 is just than six months away, and England boss Gareth Southgate already knows the majority of his squad, leaving a number of Premier League players contemplating their international futures.
England may lose Anthony Gordon, Harvey Barnes, and Tino Livramento to Scotland, with Gareth Southgate looking increasingly unlikely to call them up for Euro 2024.
Southgate will unveil his final 23-man squad for the tournament in Germany, where England will face Serbia, Denmark, and Slovenia after being drawn in Group C. This will happen in March for friendly matches against Brazil and Belgium.
Gordon, Barnes, and Livramento, on the other hand, are all eligible to represent Steve Clarke’s Scotland at the tournament. Not only are there three potential Scotland internationals, but so is Elliott Anderson of Newcastle.
The Tartan and Toon armies have a long history together, thanks to ex-Newcastle temporary manager John Carver, who is currently Clarke’s assistant. “There are four in Newcastle,” Carver explained in an interview with Chronicle Live.
Elliot Anderson, Tino Livramento, Anthony Gordon, and Harvey Barnes are among the cast members. We are constantly looking for methods to improve the group’s quality. But we want players who want to be a part of the adventure.
“Some of the Newcastle players mentioned are just getting started at St James’ Park and should focus on that first before talking about which country they want to play for.” That is the crucial aspect. I know I’ve been in Newcastle for quite some time.”
“The two youngsters such as Elliot and Anthony are different to someone like say Harvey Barnes,” the former Magpies boss remarked. Harvey has been called up by England but has yet to play. Let’s see what happens when Harvey gets back in shape.
“Anthony will make his decision when the time comes.” England will press the issue because it would be foolish not to. Newcastle’s four are a small group. There are many others, and we are constantly working to improve and make things better.”
Gordon, who won the under-21 European Championships with England in July, is the most likely of the four to get a late call-up from Southgate. The Three Lions, on the other hand, have a stable group, and it would be surprising to see Southgate pick a rookie in his March call-ups, let alone for Euro 2024 in June.
Barnes, meanwhile, has already earned one England cap, appearing in a friendly against Wales three years ago, although the former Leicester winger has missed the majority of this season due to injury. Ex-Chelsea and Southampton prospect Livramento, on the other hand, has seen significant game time in recent weeks, despite England’s abundance of talented full-backs.
Anderson, a 21-year-old midfielder, played for Scotland at youth level before withdrawing from their senior squad in September, despite having already trained with them, since he didn’t feel ready to commit his future to Clarke’s in-form side. Carver, on the other hand, insists that the door is still open, adding, “He needs his freedom and people to stop talking about what country he can play for.”
He must concentrate on his role as a Newcastle United player. I have a vested interest because it is also my team. He needs to get over his injuries and play in a black and white shirt on a daily basis. The door is open to any player at any time, including those who have already played.
“Steve Clarke is very open-minded, and if he sees someone who can help us improve, he keeps the door open.” Elliot is a young man who needs time to grow. He will make his own decision. Whatever option he makes, he will be fortunate and have good fortune.”