Queens Park Rangers director and Tottenham Hotspur legend Les Ferdinand has tipped reported Tottenham Hotspur target Eberechi Eze to play for England, in conversation with Sky Sports News.
The QPR youngster has developed into an outstanding player over the past few years and this season has claimed an impressive 12 goals and eight assists in 37 Championship games.
Tottenham are said to have been tracking Eze for some time and are increasingly interested in making a move, with Spurs scout Brian Carey present to see Eze star in QPR’s 3-1 win over Preston, according to The Sun.
Ferdinand believes the England Under-20 international has the talent to challenge for a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad, but concedes he may need to be playing in the Premier League to be considered for a senior call-up.
“A lot of the time you need to be in the Premier League to be recognised but he has shown the kind of form and, if he continues to develop in the way he is developing and keeps showing the type of football he has been playing, he is certainly going to put himself in the frame,” Ferdinand told Sky Sports News.
“People are going to start talking about him playing for England.”
QPR are reportedly starting bids for Eze at £20million, according to The Sun.
Eze has clearly shown that he is a cut above with his exhilarating displays for QPR and impressive goal and assist tally, and all at the age of just 21.
Ferdinand, a player who played in the Premier League for many years and was part of England’s Euro 96 and 1998 World Cup squads, and will have seen countless top talents, previously claimed Eze is “one of the best” he’s seen in terms of footballing abilities (The Beautiful Game podcast).
With so much praise from those who have worked with him to go with his obvious credentials on the pitch, Spurs should pull out all the stops to recruit him in the summer.