Fabian Delph has been a first-team player at Leeds and then Aston Villa since 2006.
But the midfielder is yet to earn a call-up to the English national team despite emerging as a player with enormous potential.
A slow start to life at Villa Park hasn’t helped but it seems that the 24-year-old is now finding the consistency which could make Roy Hodgson sit up and take notice.
And this sensational strike – his third this season – against West Brom on Wednesday night will not have gone unnoticed by the England boss:
It follows this powerful effort from earlier in the season against Southampton:
Could someone like Delph have an outside chance of making the England squad if he keeps scoring important and impressive goals this these?