England Euro 2024 squad latest news – Eze, Wharton, Guehi, Henderson

Keep faith with the old guard? – big decisions in midfieldpublished at 10:42

Alex Howell
BBC football news reporter

Two of the three central midfield positions are virtually guaranteed thanks to Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham.So the question for Southgate is who are the options for the third slot?

In England squads, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is considered a midfielder, but that experiment has been curtailed by injury.

Jordan Henderson’s move to Saudi Arabia, and then Ajax, leaves his position in the squad vulnerable and Kalvin Phillips was not picked after his disappointing loan move to West Ham.

Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo only made his England debut in March, bypassing the under-21s, and was very impressive in friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, increasing the clamour for him to make the starting XI.

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