Leeds United starlet Ryan Edmondson has been called up to represent England U19s. After Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun dropped out, Paul Simpson decided to pick Edmondson.
The 18-year-old joins the squad for two fixtures during the international break. England U19s have two qualifying matches for the European Championships coming up. Edmondson will hope to feature as the young Lions host Green on September 5 and travel to Germany on September 9.
Edmondson is an exciting young player and Leeds fans have high hopes for his future. The teenager has only played twice for the Whites, racking up a combined total of 35 minutes. Both of those outings came under Marcelo Bielsa last year.
There have been quite a few calls for Edmondson to receive a promotion to the first-team. But with Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah ahead of him, Bielsa is unlikely to give Edmondson lots of game time unless there is an injury.
Nevertheless, some Leeds fans used Edmondson’s call-up to share their thoughts on his status at Leeds. Here are some of the best tweets.
Why isn’t he in first team squad yet
— Steven Hutchinson (@StevenH150580) September 1, 2019
Surely deserves a chance first team? 🤷♂️
— colin self (@colinself2) September 1, 2019
What does this guy have to do more to get a chance in first team. @Ryan_edmondson9
— Ethan carr (@ethan4040) September 1, 2019
@Ryan_edmondson9 Go smash it lad👊🏻🏴
— Craigyboy (@withers69) September 1, 2019
Deserves a chance in the first team squad. We need someone who knows where the goals are
— John Robinson (@jrob_jrob) September 1, 2019
Congratulations to @Ryan_edmondson9 no more than you deserve for the last 18 months. First team will not be far off.
— Ben Russell (@adoptedben) September 1, 2019