It may have come as a surprise to many, but Dele Alli's call-up to the England squad means he could be just days away from his international debut.
The 19-year-old midfielder has started his Tottenham career in fine form, having finally arrived from Milton Keynes Dons upon the expiration of his loan stay with Karl Robinson's men.
The teenage sensation has established himself as a first team player under Mauricio Pochettino, forming an impressive midfield partnership with Eric Dier.
Now, just two months in to his Premier League career, Alli has been called up to the England squad, and could make his debut against Estonia or Lithuania over the next week.
After training with his England team-mates today, Alli took to Twitter in order to react, posting a picture alongside his fellow Tottenham star Harry Kane.
The experience of playing international football and training with players of that calibre will no doubt be a huge step in Alli's career, and he should certainly learn from a number of Roy Hodgson's star players.
Tipped to be a star of the future, Alli's first cap should be the start of a lengthy England career - and whilst some cynics may say that England only want to cap Alli in order to prevent him from playing for Nigeria, the midfielder's performances so far have warranted recognition.