Jamie Carragher has warned Cole Palmer that he could be replaced by Anthony Gordon in the England squad. The 22-year-old winger, who was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea before later joining Newcastle instead, has enjoyed a superb start to the Premier League campaign.
Gordon has featured 12 times for the Magpies in the English top-flight this term, scoring five goals and providing three assists. His impressive performances have helped Eddie Howe's side secure a European qualification place ahead of the festive period.
Despite his best efforts for Newcastle, Gordon hasn't quite caught the eye of Gareth Southgate like Palmer has. The 21-year-old midfielder, who joined Chelsea from Manchester City in the summer, was handed his debut senior England call-up earlier this month following his brilliant displays for the Blues.
While Palmer may have earned a place in the Three Lions setup before Gordon, Carragher believes that the Magpies star could very easily snatch his place in the England squad ahead of Euro 2024. Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show, the former Liverpool defender offered his verdict on the two-horse race.
«Cole Palmer was in the last squad and he has been outstanding since he has gone to Chelsea,» said Carragher. «But if you go back to the summer where this great form for Gordon started, you probably go back to the under-21 tournament in the summer where England won the tournament, he was the best player and Cole Palmer was actually on the bench.
»In some ways, Palmer has overtaken him in terms of getting into the England squad, which is maybe a little bit harsh, but for me, if he continues to how he is going, I think it could be a toss up between him and Cole Palmer. For whatever reason,Read on football.london