Noni Madueke, a Chelsea winger, shone in a cameo appearance for England U-21s on Saturday, reminding Graham Potter of his considerable talent.
Madueke joined Stamford Bridge from PSV in January for a fee of £29 million and has struggled for playing time in a Blues shirt.
The 21-year-old, on the other hand, came on as a 66th-minute substitute for Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe in Saturday’s U21 friendly against France in Leicester.
The former PSV attacker scored a goal and assisted two others, including Liverpool’s Curtis Jones and Aston Villa midfielder Jacob Ramsey.
Lee Carsley’s Young Lions ended France’s 14-game unbeaten streak as they continue their preparations for the European Championship this summer, with Croatia up next in another friendly at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.
Madueke will hope to have done enough to earn a start in that game, as well as to play a more prominent role for Chelsea following the international break.
The 21-year-old, formerly of Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, has only made four appearances for the Blues so far, with only two Premier League starts, and was left out of Potter’s squad entirely for the knockout stages of the Champions League.