Eight Premier League clubs have starlets in running to win Golden Boy award

first_imgThe 100-man longlist for the 2018 Golden Boy award has been released, with 16 Premier League starlets featured.The Golden Boy award was created by Tuttosport in 2003, and is handed to the Under-21 player judged to have enjoyed the best calendar year playing in European football.Rafael van der Vaart won the inaugural award while playing for Ajax, and the most recent winner was Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain and France superstar, in 2017. Arsenal pair Stephy Mavididi and Lukas Nmecha are included, while former young Gunner Chris Willock, now of Benfica, also makes the grade.Scottish Premiership champions Celtic also see one of their players among the 100 names, with Odsonne Edouard in the running for the award; Edouard was recently signed permanently by the Hoops, having spent last season on loan at Parkhead from PSG.Last year’s winner Mbappe is once again included, as is Real Madrid defender Achraf Hakimi and Italian forward Pietro Pellegri, who left Genoa for Monaco in January for around £22million – a huge fee for a player who was still only 16 at that time. Premier League players on 2018 Golden Boy longlistTrent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)Angel Gomes (Manchester United)Brahim Diaz (Manchester City)Tom Davies (Everton)Diogo Dalot (Manchester United)Marcus Edwards (Tottenham Hotspur)Phil Foden (Manchester City)Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United)Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur)Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)Herbie Kane (Liverpool)Stephy Mavididi (Arsenal)Reiss Nelson (Arsenal)Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City)Reece Oxford (West Ham United)Ben Woodburn (Liverpool)You can view the full longlist on Tuttosport Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 2 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence NEW ERA crackers How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? And as the countdown to the 2018 award begins, Tuttosport have announced the 100-man longlist of players in the running to be named Golden Boy.The longlist features 16 players who currently represent Premier League clubs, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, the Liverpool full-back, whose brilliant season earned him a place in England’s World Cup squad.Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all have three players on the longlist, though the latter only have three due to Diogo Dalot leaving Porto for Old Trafford during this summer transfer window. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures predicted Latest Premier League news possible standings possible xi who plays? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED Kylian Mbappe has gone from strength to strength since being named Golden Boy in 2017 New Man United signing Dalot has been named on the longlist 2 smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? silverware How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? last_img

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