Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi says Fabian Delph deserves an England call.

Delph is expected to be fit for Monday's derby with West Bromwich Albion.

El Ahmadi told the Birmingham Mail: "I'm not the manager and I don't know how it works with the English squad but he has the quality.

"Here in England he is a big player and a big talent.

"He is still young and was unlucky with injuries before and if he didn't have them then maybe he'd already be with the England squad. He has a great future in front of him.

"He's one of the best players in the team."

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