England: Saka rated ahead of Beckham
Former Aston Villa captain, Gabriel Agbonlahor, has rated Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka ahead of Manchester United legend, David Beckham, while picking his best England team.
Agbonlahor believed Saka had already done enough to earn his place in England’s best XI ahead of Beckham.
Saka managed to guide England to the 2020 European Championship final, where they lost to Italy and the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-final, where they lost to France.
The 21-year-old has also played a key role in Arsenal’s Premier League title race this season.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Agbonlahor said: “I would pick Saka over Beckham if I could pick an England team.
“I said it during the World Cup, I would have Saka over Beckham. When I saw Saka at the World Cup, he was outstanding.
“In the Euros just gone as well, he was outstanding. Kept Foden out of the team. If I am picking my best England team, I would have Saka on that right-hand side. Pace, scores goals, and is more of an all-round game. Can take players on, score goals, and get assists as well. I am picking Saka.”