England include Germany-born Bayern youngster in U21 side

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The 17-year-old has been summoned by the England U21 team for the Euro Qualifiers.

Bayern Munich prodigy Jamal Musiala has earned his first call up to England’s U21 side.

The 17-year-old has been summoned by manager Aidy Boothroyd for the European Qualifiers games against Andorra and Albania.

Speaking on Musiala’s selection, Boothroyd said,

“Jamal has been doing really well at Bayern Munich, getting a couple of starts and making a number of cameo appearances and when you’re involved in a team of Bayern Munich’s quality you have to take notice of that.”

“We’ve been tracking him for quite a while and he has been in the system. I work very closely with not only Les Reed but John McDermott and Lee Carsley, as well as Gareth (Southgate), in terms of when it is right for players to come into the squad.”

“The fact that we qualified with two games to go is a real credit to the players and the staff. It means we can give one or two people a rest and we can introduce one or two people who have been doing well, like Jamal.”

Bayern snapped up Musiala from Chelsea youth ranks last year and he straightaway was deployed in the reserves’ side.

Musiala made his debut with Bayern’s first team in this season’s Bundesliga opener against Schalke, where he also scored a goal in the 8-0 win. He thus became the Bavarians’ youngest-ever league goalscorer.

Other notable names included in the England U21 squad are Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jude Bellingham, Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster.