Andrea Radrizzani reveals Patrick Bamford message as Leeds United chairman salutes striker's England call

Andrea Radrizzani has saluted Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford's England call, and predicted it last week.

Whites no 9 Bamford has been included in the Three Lions squad for the first time ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland.

Bamford was not included in Gareth Southgate's squad for the summer's European Championships, despite netting 17 goals last term, but Radrizzani was always sure a first call up was imminent.

Taking to his Twitter page, Radrizzani posted United's announcement of Bamford's selection and said: "As I told you last week, the phone was about to come very soon.

DELIGHT: Expressed by Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani, above, at Whites striker Patrick Bamford's first England call. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

"Proud of you, all club is behind you. Once again, hard work is paying off. Well done and deserved."

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Thank you Laura Collins