Sheffield United wing-back, George Baldock, is set to be called up by Greece for their upcoming international fixtures.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Baldock is wanted by the Greeks and qualifies for the former European champions through his Grandmother.
It would mark a meteoric rise for Baldock. After plying his trade in the lower leagues, he’s since gone on to be a regular for Sheffield United and helped the club to promotion last season.
Gareth Southgate has visited Bramall Lane on a number of occasions to watch Baldock, too. However, England are well-stacked in the right-back and wing-back area.
That could well mean Baldock accepts the invite to join up with Greece in a few weeks’ time.
Baldock has featured in every game for the Blades this season. He scored a vital winning goal at Norwich last month and, alongside Enda Stevens on the other wing, has become crucial to how Chris Wilder’s team set up.
Few players have been as impressive as Baldock for the Blades this term. After dislodging Kieron Freeman from the regular right-back slot, he’s made it is his own over the last 18 months.
His energy and fitness down the right, not to mention his improved delivery from crossing positions, means it’s little surprise he’s been eyed by international bosses.
The Blades, too, have history when it comes to right-backs and the Greeks. Former favourite, Vas Borbokis played for the Blades and Greece back in the late 90s.
Baldock being called up by Greece would represent another nod in the direction of the club and their progression.
Dean Henderson has already featured in England squads. Jack O’Connell has also been eyed by Southgate, while John Fleck and Enda Stevens have cemented themselves for Ireland and Scotland.
Baldock has been superb, so any call-up at this point would be richly deserved.