Villa’s £26 million pound summer signing has been rewarded for his impressive form since joining (initially on loan) in January 2019, with a call-up to the full England set-up.
Mings was undeniably pivotal figure in Villa’s resurgence in the second alf of the 2018/19 campaign, one which saw his arrival coincide with Dean Smith’s appointment and a late surge into the Playoffs.
The former Bournemouth defender, plauged on the south coast with injuries, has seen both his form and fortunes skyrocket.
Despite a tall frame, the 26 year old has impressed on the ball – producing a string of consistent and commanding displays at the heart of Villa’s defence.
Positively, these impressive performances have continued in the infancy of Villa’s first Premier League season after a three year absence. Mings, now partnered alongside Bjorn Engels, was watched by Gareth Southgate as Villa defended stoically in a 2-0 victory over Everton at Villa Park.
Whilst many might have been pondering whether Jack Grealish would get the call, it’s fair to say that Tyrone Mings is certainly deserving of the nod from England.
England are set to face Bulgaria and Kosovo at Wembley and then St Marys (Southampton) three days apart from 7th September.