In similar fashion to Liverpool youngster Harry Wilson in the last international break, 20-year-old Emyr Huws has been handed a call up by Chris Coleman for the Wales squad to face Finland this weekend.
It’s a chance he definitely wouldn’t have been expecting and something which should do the Manchester City youngster a world of good, as he looks to become the next youngster to break through at the Etihad Stadium.
Wales have several injuries to key players ahead of the game, which seems to be the reason for the call up but it’s a chance for him to play in the biggest match of his career so far.
Here’s a bit more about him.
1) He’s a midfield man and can play two different roles in the middle of a team; the holding role and a straight up central midfield role.
2) He’s yet to make his senior debut for Manchester City but was part of the squad which toured the United States in pre-season.
3) He’s already represented Wales at three different levels of youth team international football; under-17, under-19 and under-21.
4) He spent time at League Two side Northampton Town on loan last season where he made ten appearances without scoring.
5) He’s played six competitive games this season according to transfermarkt across the under-21 Premier League with Manchester City and European Championship qualifying with Wales. He’s scored just a single goal.
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