Gareth Southgate lining up Bayern Munich’s 17-year-old starlet Jamal Musiala as the next teenager to break into the England squad
- Jamal Musiala could be the next teen sensation to represent England senior side
- England boss Gareth Southgate has held one-to-one talks with the 17-year-old
- There are fears in the FA the midfielder could change his allegiance to Germany
- Musiala, born in Stuttgart has made two starts for Bayern Munich this season
Sportsmail understands Southgate held talks with the 17-year-old, who currently plays for England Under 21s, at St George’s Park during the recent international break.
The national team boss expressed how highly he rates the attacking midfielder during the informal chat — a clear indication the youngster is on the head coach’s radar heading into 2021.
Jamal Musiala has been identified as the next teenager to break into the senior England squad
The 17-year-old held one-to-one talks with Gareth Southgate during the last international break
It remains to be seen whether Musiala has a chance to make a late run for the Euros squad, but the product of Chelsea’s academy is on track to be part of England’s post European Championship plans.
However, there are emerging fears from inside the Football Association that Musiala could be persuaded to change his international allegiance to Germany.
Musiala was born in Stuttgart and lived in Germany until he was seven before moving to south London. The FA have a clear pathway into their senior squad for Musiala, but Southgate has said he is wary of fast-tracking young players into his squad merely to tie them to England.
Musiala has made nine appearances for Bayern Munich this season including two starts