When Gareth Southgate spoke to Eddie Howe recently about Callum Wilson, the enquiry was less perfunctory than it may appear.
The England boss has a duty to check on the form and fitness of all available players, but in the case of Wilson, the notion of a recall ahead of November’s World Cup is a real possibility.
The same can be said for any English centre forward who scores goals and keeps himself free of injury in the coming months, given the scarcity of such a commodity.
Gareth Southgate has discussed Callum Wilson with Newcastle boss Eddie Howe
Howe described Wilson as ‘one of the best strikers in England’ as he targets a World Cup spot
Southgate certainly does not boast the mid-90s wealth of Alan Shearer, Andy Cole, Ian Wright, Robbie Fowler, Les Ferdinand, Chris…