The Boot Room is a very good blog that offers analysis and opinion (don’t we all) on various football matters and they cover lots of different clubs too.
The Chronicle have pointed out they have an article out currently that looks at the current England U-21 side and they have some analysis for three players, where they stand in terms of making the full squad any time soon.
One of those players is our very own Isaac Hayden who has been great for us so far this season, especially when you consider we paid Arsenal only 2.5M for him in the summer.
Isaac Hayden – has lots of starts for Newcastle United
This is what The Boot Room have written on Hayden:
Isaac Hayden moved to Newcastle from Arsenal in the summer in search of regular football. He spent last season on loan at Hull City as the Tigers earned promotion back to the Premier League.
Hayden made his senior debut for Arsenal in September 2013 and only made one other appearance for the Gunners besides that.
Wenger told Arsenal Player that he allowed Hayden to leave because:
“He couldn’t get the chance here and I decided to let him go and have an opportunity. At 21 years of age, you need to play or you stand still – and if you stand still you waste your career.”
The versatile midfielder and England U-21 international has got his Newcastle career off to a good start, scoring once and starting eight times.
He was on the bench for the England U-21 match against Kazakhstan, but if he continues starting for Newcastle, he can start for the England U-21s and hopefully progress to the senior squad.
The other two players they analyzed are Demarai Gray of Leicester City and James Ward-Prowse of Southampton.