Patrick Bamford has been handed an England call-up having missed out on the squad ahead of Euro 2020. The Leeds United ace produced 25 goal involvements throughout 2020-21 in the Premier League. Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and Ian Wright gave their instant verdicts on Twitter.
Bamford, 27, scored 17 goals and laid on eight more assists in the Premier League. But his stellar, season-long form was not enough to earn a cap even preceding Euro 2020. Instead, he has been made to wait by Gareth Southgate until now.
The ex-Chelsea man could play against Hungary, Poland and Andorra as England look to qualify for next summer’s World Cup. Bamford gets the nod from England boss Southgate ahead of Mason Greenwood, despite the Manchester United ace scoring twice this season.
Leeds star Bamford for England: Wright and Radrizzani react
A brilliant moment for Bamford, who has been a revelation under Marcelo Bielsa. It comes after difficult spells at Chelsea, and then under Burnley manager Sean Dyche. In his first full season in the Premier League, he proved all the doubters wrong, and even some Leeds fans and pundits.
Even ex-Leeds manager David O’Leary wanted Bamford replaced after promotion – something which Bamford replied to on Twitter. The Leeds striker has made his position in the side his own and is more than full deserving of his place in the England side. Wright and Radrizzani reacted.