A NUMBER of Yorkshire-born players, including Bradford’s Mason Greenwood will be affected by the plans for a European Super League.

Six Premier League sides - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - are part of an initial group of 12 clubs seeking to establish a new 20-team continental competition "as soon as practicable".

AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid have also signed up as founding clubs, with three more expected to follow before the inaugural season.

But the plan has provoked widespread outrage, with high-profile figures from football and politics uniting to condemn the proposals.

Here is a look at the six English clubs and each Yorkshire-born player who is on their first-team books.

Manchester United

Mason Greenwood

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Wibsey-born Greenwood, 19, has been handed the iconic number 11 shirt at United, following in the footsteps of a club great.

It was reward for a breakout season for the Premier League giants, which saw him score 17 goals for the club.

He wore the club’s number 26 last season, which earned him a senior England call-up.

Greenwood is in a rich vein of form for the Red Devils at the moment as they look to cement a top four place in the Premier League.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Harry Maguire

The centre-half is a mainstay for Manchester and England.

The 28-year-old, who was born in Sheffield, has previously played for Hull City and Sheffield United.

He has 32 England caps to his name, scoring three goals.

Manchester City

Kyle Walker

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Experienced right-back Walker, 30, started his career at his hometown club of Sheffield United, before moving on to Spurs following loan spells at Aston Villa and QPR.

He has since won trophies galore with City and claimed 55 caps for England.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

John Stones

Barnsley-born John Stones has been in fine form for Pep Guardiola’s City this season.

The centre-half started his career at Barnsley before moving to Everton. He joined City in 2016 and has won 42 England caps.


James Milner

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Wortley, Leeds-born Milner, 35 is the first player who would be in line to play in the competition to speak out against it after he was asked for his opinion following Liverpool's 1-1 Premier League draw at Leeds United last night.

"There is a lot of questions," he told Sky Sports.

"I can only say my personal opinion, I don't like it and hopefully it doesn't happen. I can only imagine what has been said about it and I probably agree with most of it.

"I think for us we just try and concentrate on the game, there is obviously a lot going on, but for us we just have to try and be professional and concentrate on the game that is the only thing we can control."

He has enjoyed a successful career having played for Leeds, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Newcastle and Manchester City.

Milner has also won 61 caps for England.

  • Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal have no first-team players who were born in Yorkshire.