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Gareth Southgate considering Bukayo Saka along with Mason Greenwood, Phil Foden and Dean Henderson for England’s Nations League double header in September : Gunners

Greenwood scored twice to take his tally for the season to 15 goals from 41 appearances and The Athletic understands that he has entered Southgate’s thinking for the Nations League double-header away to Iceland on September 5 and Denmark three days later.

 23-year-old United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, on loan at Sheffield United, and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden, 20, are also in line for senior recognition.

Another talent to have caught Southgate’s eye is versatile 18-year-old Bukayo Saka at Arsenal. This summer’s European Championship would probably have come too soon for the quartet and — even after it was postponed because of the coronavirus crisis — the likelihood is they might only have been an outside bet for next year’s tournament, with a firm eye on the 2022 World Cup.

However, their superb progress puts them in the frame sooner than anticipated and Southgate has shown with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount that he has the confidence to reward young players if they are good enough.

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