Teden Mengi has been selected to represent England Under-19s during the upcoming international break; it will be his most senior taste of national football to date.
The 18-year-old has previously represented The Three Lions at U15, U16, U17 and U18 levels. The majority of his previous England appearances have been international friendlies, however, he did feature in both the qualifying and group stages of the UEFA Under-17 Euros in 2019.
On loan from Manchester United, the centre-back has made six appearances for Derby County since sealing his loan move on transfer deadline day, four of which have been starts.
His latest appearance came in the 2-2 draw with Brentford on Tuesday evening. The 18-year-old was part of an inspired half-time triple substitution as the Rams came from two goals down to salvage a point.
The training camp, lead by manager Ian Foster, will take place at St. George’s park next week.
Mengi now joins Kamil Jóźwiak, Jason Knight, David Marshall and Louie Watson in representing their nations across different levels respectively.
The youngster signed a new deal with United on Wednesday, signing until the summer of 2024, but according to The Athletic’s Ryan Conway, Wayne Rooney will ‘look at’ keeping the prospect in the East Midlands next season.
Unless he is to be involved in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team plans for the 2021/22 campaign, it could easily be a move suitable for all parties and one that comes to fruition.