There is confidence growing amongst some at Aston Villa that Ezri Konsa is in line to become the latest member of Dean Smith’s squad in contention for a call-up to the England squad, according to a report from The Telegraph.
The Villans have made an outstanding start to the season. They have won all four of their opening games in the Premier League. And they will go top of the table should they avoid defeat against Leeds on Friday.
A number of players have been in superb form. But perhaps no player has been a greater revelation so far than Konsa.
The centre-back appears to have taken his game to another level this term. Villa boast, by far, the best defensive record in the division, with just two goals conceded so far.
Konsa has played a key role in their success alongside Tyrone Mings. And it now appears that it may not be too long until the pair are lining up alongside one another on the international stage.
According to The Telegraph, some behind the scenes at Villa believe Konsa is in contention for a call-up from Gareth Southgate ahead of next month’s break.
If Konsa – who earns £8,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – maintains his current form up until when Southgate names his next squad, it would surely be a surprise if he was not included.
He is arguably in better form than a number of the defenders who have recently been called up.
And given that he is just 22, there is potentially no reason why he cannot establish himself as an important player for club and country for years to come.