Juventus’ teenage forward eligible to play for England and could be an untapped talent for Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions.
Juventus youngster Tassos Donis hopes to play for England, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 17 year-old has played in the youth ranks for Greece, with his most recent caps being at U19 level, but was born in Lancashire while his father Giorgos Donis was playing for Blackburn Rovers.
Donis is a forward capable of both leading the line and playing as a secondary forward, as well as in either wide position in a front three, thanks to his comfortable use of either foot.
He scored the winning goal in Juventus’ recent SuperCoppa Primavera triumph, but the path to the Turin side’s first team looks a tricky one, and he may have to seek first team football elsewhere if he is to play for the country of his birth – at least on a loan basis.
The English FA are certainly scouting far and wide in their search for eligible players for England, and the option of selecting Donis will almost certainly be considered.