England set to call up Spurs ace despite injury
Harry Kane will be named in England’s Nations League Finals squad today despite the striker’s ankle ligament injury, reports claim.
After captaining the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals last summer, the 25-year-old is in a race to be fit in time for Tottenham’s Champions League final and a shot at silverware in Portugal with his country the following week.
Kane has been out of action since sustaining what Spurs called ‘a significant lateral ligament injury to his left ankle’ in the first leg of their quarter-final clash with Manchester City five weeks ago.
But the striker has been making good progress in his rehabilitation and is set to be named in the Nations League squad named by Gareth Southgate at Wembley this afternoon.
Spurs team-mate Harry Winks’ case appears less cut and dry following groin surgery at the end of April, but England do have some time on their side given they do not have to submit their final 23-man squad to UEFA until May 27.
It is understood that a standby list will not be named for the finals, with Southgate instead plumping for a slightly larger provisional group.