Pundit backing Everton’s Davies for England already

Jamie Redknapp has written in his column for the Daily Mail that England manager Gareth Southgate should invite Everton youngster Tom Davies to train with the senior squad.

The 18-year-old is having a breakthrough season at Goodison Park under manager Ronald Koeman after being handed his full debut by previous boss Roberto Martinez against Norwich City at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

The midfielder has featured in 18 Premier League games under Koeman, and in 12 of those he has been named in the starting lineup.

Davies’ ability to pick out a pass has not gone unnoticed and he has even contributed with two goals and three assists in the top flight.

It is not unusual for young English players to get overhyped in this country, but Redknapp believes that the teenager has a very bright future both at his club and on the international stage.

Davies has represented England at Under-16, U17, U18 and U19 level, making 39 appearances in total.

While it is early days where Davies’ senior international career is concerned, Redknapp believes that the youngster will benefit from being around Southgate and the players.

He wrote in his column:

“Gareth Southgate should take a leaf out of Terry Venables’s book and invite Tom Davies to train with the England squad ahead of the games against Scotland and France in June.

“Davies looks set for a promising career with Everton and England but let’s not heap too much pressure on the 18-year-old and rush him into the squad. Easing him in will help him develop into the next England star.”

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