Gareth Southgate has advised Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon to be patient about his England future.
Reports claim that Scotland have targeted Gordon to play for their national team.
However, sport reported on Thursday that he is not currently considering switching allegiance to represent Scotland at international level.
Having progressed through all levels of England’s age groups, the 22-year-old is close to being called up to the national team. However, in this week’s Euro 2024 qualifying match against Malta and North Macedonia, Chelsea’s Cole Palmer earned a place.
Gordon is eligible to play for Scotland, who are actively looking to attract English-born talent such as Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, as well as Gordon’s Newcastle teammates Harvey Barnes, Elliot Anderson and Tino Livramento.
However, Southgate has urged Gordon to take his time with his international future.
He said: “He is a good player, he played very well with our U21 team last year. He is very close (to being called up). I like his attitude, I like the way he works hard for the team.
“Of course, I’m sure he’s hoping to get a call-up at the moment but there are good players playing well in his position on the pitch.”