Sky Sports News host selects Leeds United star Jack Harrison in North XI for potential All-Star game
Sky Sports News host Pete Graves has selected Leeds star Jack Harrison as part of his North XI for the mooted all-star game while live on air.
Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly suggested that the Premier League should introduce an all-star game to pass the money down the football pyramid, separating the league into north and south.
While on air on Sky Sports News on Wednesday morning, Graves selected his North XI with the stipulation that no more than two players could be picked from each club and that meant that Harrison got the nod on the left wing as Leeds’ sole representative.
Harrison completed a front line including Mohammed Salah and Erling Haaland, which was supported by a midfield of Bruno Guimaraes, Youri Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne.
In defence Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia were the Manchester United reps, while Virgil Van Dijk and Sven Botman made up the centre back partnership. Dean Henderson was selected in goal.
Leeds have got plenty of talent but it’s hard to argue with the fact that if one player had to represent the club in that scenario, that it shouldn’t be Harrison.
The 25-year-old has been in terrific form this season with one goal and three assists in six appearances so far but he’s also become a key man under Jesse Marsch since he took over back in March.
There are other players who would be worthy of a place such as Illan Meslier in goal, but there is far more competition for places there and it’s understandable that others could be picked ahead of him given the stipulations used.
Other top players like Luis Sinisterra and Brenden Aaronson could potentially find a place for themselves in the future, but having only joined the league this summer it would be incredibly difficult to make a case for them.
It’s good to know that Leeds players are considered among that elite level and it shows just how far we’ve come as a team in recent years.
In other Leeds news, the club are set to open contract talks with a first-team star according to Phil Hay