According to Tim Thornton, a Sky Sports News reporter, there is potential for Archie Gray, a talented young player from Leeds United, to earn a spot on the England Euro 2028 squad. Thornton has suggested that Gray could find himself in a midfield role despite being only 17 years old and having played in 13 matches across various competitions this season.
Archie Gray has recently been included in the latest England Under-19 squad for their upcoming European qualifiers during the current international break. Thornton has expressed his excitement about Gray’s prospects, highlighting his presence in Leeds United’s first team at such a young age. He also mentioned the ongoing hype surrounding Gray at Elland Road and suggested that if he continues to develop, he could be a contender for a spot in England’s midfield for the 2028 tournament.
Gareth Southgate, the England manager, currently has options like Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips for the defensive midfield position, with James Ward-Prowse as a potential backup. However, Thornton believes that Gray may not be far from consideration for the senior team, given his impressive performance this season, particularly his partnership with Welsh player Ethan Ampadu.
Gray’s reputation could further soar if he helps Leeds United return to the Premier League this season. Nevertheless, he is already on the radar of the England football authorities, and he will have another opportunity to showcase his skills when he plays for England Under-19s in their upcoming matches against Montenegro, Wales, and Austria. Gray is expected to be a vital asset for manager Simon Rusk in these matches.
In other news related to Leeds United, there is a positive update on one of their players regarding an injury, as shared by an international manager, despite the frustration caused by the injury.