Romelu Lukaku has told the Premier League to consider launching an All-Star Game, following in the footsteps of the NBA.
Manchester United striker Lukaku suggested a special one-off match could see a North team take on a South XI.
Lukaku, who has hit 22 goals in all competitions since joining United from Everton, would be a contender to feature for a potential North side.
"Here's an idea for you guys," Lukaku wrote on Twitter. "The NBA has All-Star Game!
"Don't you guys think we should organise one in the Premier League. The north vs the south!
"And the fans vote... what do you guys think? @premierleague @FA"
Here’s an idea for you guys... the nba has all-star game! Don’t you guys think we should organise one in the @premierleague.. The north vs the south! And the fans vote... what do you guys think? @premierleague @FA— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) February 26, 2018
While Lukaku's idea may appear far-fetched, a "game 39" added to the regular season to bring the Premier League to foreign shores has previously been suggested.
In the NBA, a vote comprising current players, fans and media decides the teams who will face off in an annual contest.
A similar concept exists in the United States' Major League Soccer, with a midseason All-Star team selected by a comnination of fan vote, coaches selection and commissioner picks. The side then plays a friendly against a high-profile European opponent. Last season, the MLS All-Stars faced off against Real Madrid.