Southgate ‘alerted’ by outstanding NUFC star who’s been contacted by Ryan Giggs – Report

According to The Chronicle, England boss Gareth Southgate was immediately alerted by Karl Darlow’s stunning display in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Spurs.

The 29-year-old became the first English goalkeeper to make over 10 saves in a game since 2017, pulling off a string of outstanding stops to keep us in the match.

As a result, Lee Ryder writes that Southgate was ‘quickly alerted‘ by Darlow’s heroics – although it seems there’s another international manager who’s got his eyes on our stand-in stopper.

The Chronicle have also revealed that Ryan Giggs has tried to call him up to the Wales national side on a ‘number of occasions’ since he got the job two and a half years ago.

Here’s a snippet from their latest piece on Sunday’s man of the match:

Ryan Giggs has tried to call up Karl Darlow on a number of occasions since becoming Wales boss.

Darlow is eligible to play for the Dragons due to his grandad Ken Leek playing for his country in the 1960s.

Northampton-born Darlow though is keen to keep his options open.

He became the first English goalkeeper in three years to make 11 saves in a Premier League game.

It is believed that Gareth Southgate was quickly alerted to Darlow’s heroics at Spurs.

It’s surely a long way off yet, but you can’t blame Darlow for keeping his options open after catching Southgate’s eye in Dubravka’s absence.

After all, Jordan Pickford – England’s current ‘no.1’ – continues to make error after error for Everton, piling the pressure on Southgate to consider other options ahead of next year’s Euros.

Should Darlow give up on his slim England hopes and accept Wales’ offer, or do you believe he’s capable of a Three Lions call up?

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