England vs Iceland: Gareth Southgate's potential starting XI is worth £660m

England kick off their UEFA Nations League campaign against Iceland

England commence their 2020/21 UEFA Nations League campaign this afternoon against Iceland.

It’s a game in which a number of English players could earn their first cap for the Three Lions’ senior side.

Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Mason Greenwood and Kalvin Phillips are all part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for today’s game against Iceland and Tuesday’s fixture away versus Denmark.

Southgate has been forced to call upon new players due to the absences of Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Ben Chilwell and other regulars.

It means we could see a slightly experimental starting XI from the Three Lions, especially in midfield where the current squad possesses little to no experience on the international stage.

Southgate with the Euro 2021 trophy

But that doesn’t mean the team won’t be brimming with quality. Using data from Transfermarkt, we here at GIVEMESPORT have created a potential England XI to play against Iceland worth £660m.

Check it out below.

England's potential XI

GK – Jordan Pickford (£25.2m)

RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold (£99m)

CB – Joe Gomez (£36m)

CB – Eric Dier (£18m)

LB – Kyle Walker (£36m)

CM – Declan Rice (£44.55m)

CM – Mason Mount (£36.45m)

CAM – Jack Grealish/Phil Foden (both £36m)

RW – Jadon Sancho (£105.3m)

ST – Harry Kane (£108m)

LW – Raheem Sterling (£115.2m)

Total valuation: £659.7m

Rice and Mount in England training

Not bad, eh?

With no natural left-back in the squad, we’ve decided to use Walker in the role, as moving Alexander-Arnold out of his natural position is pretty much unthinkable these days.

Rice and Mount are the most experienced midfield options in the squad and they will almost certainly feature from the start against Iceland.

Then it’s a toss up between Grealish or Foden in the advanced midfield role – both of whom will be making their official debuts for the Three Lions in the next four days.

Grealish, Foden & Greenwood in training

Up top, England have the luxury of being able to field three of the nine players worth over £100m in the present day – which is outrageous, we know.

Southgate really does have a wealth of talented options at his disposal and the Three Lions will be one of the big favourites to win both the UEFA Nations League and Euro 2021.

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