Arsenal confirm move for English star

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been called into the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

The 18-year-old is joined by Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson – on loan at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim – and Leicester’s Harvey Barnes, currently on loan at West Brom, in Aidy Boothroyd’s party for the final two Euro 2019 qualifiers against Andorra and Scotland.

Boothroyd needed reinforcements after James Maddison and Mason Mount earned senior calls while Demarai Gray is out with an ankle injury.

He said: “Phil has got great respect from us. He’s another player we want to push through and we can see him playing in the senior team but he’s got to prove himself with us.

“He is a massive talent. We want him to get games and the more he gets the better he’ll become.

“He’s also training with the best players in the world and the current champions. He is going to get a great education at Manchester City.

“If you can train with that calibre of player and coach (Pep Guardiola) and get game time that’s the holy grail. That’s what’s going to develop them. We can trust Manchester City, they know what they’re doing.”

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