England are seriously considering calling Leeds United striker Mateo Joseph up to their under-20 squad ahead of next year’s World Cup, according to a report from Spanish outlet AS.
Joseph has made a very bright start to life at Leeds. The 19-year-old joined the club during the most recent January window.
He did not make a huge impact in his first few months at Thorp Arch. However, he has shone in the opening weeks of this campaign.
Mateo Joseph in line for England under-20 call-up
The teenager has scored 11 goals in eight appearances in Premier League 2.
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He was rewarded with his Leeds debut in the Carabao Cup tie with Wolves in midweek. And he has now followed that by making his Premier League bow, featuring against Tottenham on Saturday.
It seems that his form is not going unnoticed on the international stage.
Joseph was born in Spain. However, his father is English and thus, he qualifies for the Three Lions also.
And it seems that England are looking to try and get him involved in their system.
According to AS, England are seriously considering handing Joseph a call-up to their under-20 squad. There is a World Cup coming up in Indonesia at the end of the season.
Joseph would be following in the footsteps of both Sam Greenwood and Joe Gelhardt should he get a call-up to the under-20 squad. The pair have both been involved over the last 12 months.
It would be a further boost to Leeds’ academy if Joseph was included. The Whites have done some outstanding business when it comes to signing young players in recent years.
And seeing Joseph involved at international level may help Leeds attract more talents to the club in the coming years.