Sheffield United star '92%' certain to secure call-up to England's Euro 2020 squad this summer

There's just 13 matches of the 2019/20 Premier League season left to play, and while top tier sides will be fully focused on their domestic efforts, the distant glimmer of Euro 2020 is growing steadily brighter on the horizon.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 11:30 am
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In 2018, England’s exhilarating World Cup campaign saw them power into the semi-finals, with the new look, youthful side capturing the hearts of the nation during a glorious summer heatwave.

Gareth Southgate will be looking to go even further this time, and take the Three Lions to their first major tournament final since 1966.

This season, Sheffield United have defied their doubters with a stellar campaign thus far, and stand an excellent chance of enjoying a European adventure of their own in the 2020/21 campaign, with Europa League - or even Champions League - qualification a distinct and alluring possibility.

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Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson has been central to the Blades' success this season, and has previously stated his ambition to become both the Red Devils and England's starting goalkeeper in the not so distant future.

According to Oddschecker, punters have been backing the 22-year-old to be named among the three goalkeepers in Southgate's squad this summer, at the expense of the likes of Bournemouth's Aaron Ramsdale, and Southampton's Fraser Forster.

According to the report, 15% of all bets on players to make the cut between over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday were placed on Henderson, with some bookies pricing his odds as short as 1/12 - which is the equivalent of a 92% chance.

After a high-profile error that cost his side dearly against Liverpool earlier in the season, the Bramall Lane sensation has bounced back superbly, and has played a pivotal role in his side boasting the second best defensive record in the division.

Meanwhile, England's trusted number one Jordan Pickford has endured a tricky season with Everton, and will no doubt be keeping one eye looking over his shoulder, as Henderson continues to stake his claim for a starting berth.