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Italian newspaper “Tuttosport” has announced the names of the candidates for the award of best young player of the year.
The undisputed favourite for the award “Golden Boy” is PSG forward Kilian Mbappe – 19-year-old striker in the summer helped France to win the world championship, included in the symbolic team of the tournament, became one of the best scorers of the world Cup and received the award for best young player of the championship.
Competition Mbappe in the fight for the title of best young player of the year are the following players: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kelvin Amiens-Ada (Toulouse), Assem AUA (Lyon), Moses barrow (Atalanta), Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg), Patrick Cutrone (Milan), Tom Davies (Everton), Mathijs de Ligt (“Ajax”), Moussa Diaby, Timothy Weah (both PSG), Diogo Dalet (“Manchester United”), Phil Foden (Manchester city), Ashraf Hakimi, Christian Politics (both Borussia Dortmund), Boubacar Camara (Marseille), Moise Kean (Juventus), Justin Kluivert (Roma), Pietro Pellegri (Monaco), Marcelo Caracci, Diet Pamakani (both “RB Leipzig”), Vinicius Junior (real Madrid), Moussa Vahe (Barcelona) and Nicolo Zaniolo (“Roma”).
The name of the winner of the award “Golden Boy-2018” will be determined in November. Mbappe could become the first two-time winner of the award.In different years the best young players in the premium version of “Golden Boy” became Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Cesc Fabregas and others.