Leeds United supporters have been reacting to a post on the club’s official Twitter account announcing that Stuart Dallas has received an international call-up for Northern Ireland.
The versatile 29-year-old, who is valued at £2.7 million (as per Transfermarkt), has played a pivotal part for Marcelo Bielsa’s men this season, scoring five goals and providing two assists in 28 Premier League appearances.
Dallas has spent the majority of his career with the West Yorkshire outfit, featuring over 200 times for the Whites throughout his time at the club, earning international recognition in the process.
The Leeds ace has won 52 caps for his country after impressing at club level, and Ian Baraclough has confirmed the experienced midfielder-turned-defender is set to join up with the senior squad once again.
However, despite Dallas being ineligible to switch allegiance after appearing in World Cup and European Championship qualifiers, it appears several sections of the Leeds support feel England manager Gareth Southgate has missed out on a potential gem.
“England have missed out here dearly”
“Southgate has missed out on this Leeds born superstar.”
“Outrageous, should be in the England squad”
“Surprised Southgate didn’t call him up”
“Crazy he’s made the decision to play for a lesser side when he’s got the opportunity to play for England still.”
“why isn’t he being called up for England”
“Overlooked by England again?”
It appears to be a running joke from these Leeds fans, though hopefully they are pleasantly surprised by the latest England squad, with the likes of Patrick Bamford rumoured to be in the running to make the cut.