YORK-BORN Premier League star Ben Godfrey has been named in England’s provisional squad for the European Championship.

Former York City defender Godfrey has played for the England Under-21s - including earlier this year - but is yet to collect a senior cap.

The 23-year-old has impressed during the 2020/21 season for current club Everton, whom he joined after four years at Norwich City.

Inserted into the 2016 deal from when Godfrey moved to the Canaries was a clause entitling York to 10 per cent of sell-on profits.

The Minstermen have already benefited from a portion of the fee Everton paid Norwich for the defender's services, as well as for his England U21, Premier League and Championship appearances.

He is joined by Goodison Park team-mates Jordan Pickford and Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the provisional squad.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate chose to name an expanded 33-strong provisional squad on Tuesday rather than his final 26-man squad, which must be submitted by June 1.

Former York loanee keeper Nick Pope will miss out through injury.

The provisional squad in full is below. 

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Godfrey (Everton), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Brighton).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds), Declan Rice (West Ham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).