The Three Lions begin their quest for silverware in the fledgling competition at the beginning of June when they travel to Portugal to face Ronald Koeman's Netherlands in the semi-finals.
Should they triumph over the Oranje, Gareth Southgate's boys will then face either Portugal or Switzerland in the final, a great opportunity to build on their run to the semi-finals of the World Cup just under a year ago.
Redmond, whose tally of 38 Under-21 caps is England’s third-highest at that level, won his only senior cap to date in a friendly with Germany in March 2017, which was also the scene of Ward-Prowse's debut.
His teammate, meanwhile, will be hoping to add to his two England caps, having made a nine-minute cameo in March's European Qualifier against Montenegro (Transfermarkt).
Here is how some Southampton fans reacted on Twitter to the announcement:
Couldn't think of two more deserving players and men. Go make us proud— Cameran ⚽ (@camtotheyams) 16 May 2019
— ♥ (@MissYjw1) 16 May 2019
Oh wow! Congratulations!— Kate Cunio (@cunio_kate) 16 May 2019
Let's hope they see some game time . Also well done to them . This is what you get from hard work they are so deserving of this .— Nick Graham (@nicksfc73) 16 May 2019
Happy for Prowsey and Redders. Both throughly deserve the call up. Hope they get to play too!— Saints VancouverIsle (@VanIsleSAINTS) 16 May 2019
Wow. Top stuff. Well done guys.— Nick Read (@Readner) 16 May 2019
Redmond and Ward-Prowse scored 16 goals between them, all following the December arrival of Ralph Hasenhuttl as manager, helping to steer Southampton away from the Premier League relegation zone (official club website).
The fact both players had been struggling prior to the Austrian's arrival and have now edged into England contention for silverware is testament to just what a transformation has taken place at St Mary's since then.
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