Hodgson increasingly likely to drop Everton star for Euro 2016, wants to make up space for another striker


It’s not quite shock, but the Transfer Tavern are really getting a feeling as to how close Euro 2016 is following the latest news emanating out of the England camp.

Everton defender Phil Jagielka looks increasingly likely to miss out on England’s Euro 2016 squad this summer, report the Daily Telegraph.

While the 33-year old was a mainstay of the Three Lions’ qualification squads, he has falling down the pecking order in recent months.

The emergence of Chris Smalling has seen the former Sheffield United man drop down, while Gary Cahill is set to partner him in France this summer.

Manager Roy Hodgson is said to be keen on taking just seven defenders rather than the standard eight, consisting of three central options and four full-backs, in an effort to free up space for an extra forward.

The aforementioned two will reportedly be joined by club teammate John Stones with Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose travelling as full-backs.

Stones has seen his previously sky high stock dip this season, though will still almost certainly travel to the championships as part of the squad.

It’s not too long ago the 22-year old was a £50m rated defender, chased by some of Europe’s biggest clubs!

Harsh on Jags? Or did he have to go?

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