Seven Premier League players including Phil Foden make final Golden Boy list
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood and Man City’s Phil Foden have both made the final shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy Award.
The Manchester pair, who were sent home from England duty for breaching Covid-19 guidelines, are two of seven representatives from the Premier League in the running for the prestigious award.
Each year, Italian newspaper Tuttosport honour the brightest young talents across Europe in that calendar year.
Joao Felix won last year's award, while previous winners include the likes of Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe.
Borussia Dortmund pair Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho will be two of the front runners for the award after enjoying stunning years in the Bundesliga.
Greenwood’s inclusion comes after breaking into the United lineup, while Foden has continued to impress under Pep Guardiola.
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Elsewhere, Arsenal star Bukayo Sako has made the final 40 after bursting onto the scene since Mikel Arteta replaced Unai Emery.
Liverpool youngster Neco Williams is also on the shortlist, along with Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Wolves’ £35m club-record signing Fabio Silva is in the running after making his mark on senior football with FC Porto.
Ferran Torres rounds off the Premier League representation, the 20-year-old joined Manchester City earlier in the window but his performances for La Liga side Valencia have earned him a nomination.
Golden Boy 2020 final 40
Marley Ake, Marseille
Adil Aouchiche, Saint-Etienne
Benoit Badiashile, Monaco
Mitchel Bakker, Paris Saint-Germain
Myron Badou, AZ Alkmaar
Dennis Borkowski, RB Leipzig
Eduardo Camavinga, Rennes
Marco Carnesecchi, Atalanta
Rayan Cherki, Lyon
Jonathan David, Lille
Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich
Sergino Dest, Ajax
Sebastiano Esposito, Inter
Fabio Silva, Wolves
Ansu Fati, Barcelona
Phil Foden, Manchester City
Ryan Gravenberch, Ajax
Mason Greenwood, Manchester United
Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Chelsea
Mohamed Ihattaren, PSV Eindhoven
Ozan Kabak, Schalke
Michal Karbownik, Legia
Tanguy-Austin Kouassi, Bayern Munich
Dejan Kulusevski, Juventus
Marcos Antonio, Shakhtar Donetsk
Rafael Camacho, Sporting Club
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund
Vladyslav Suprjaha, Dynamo Kiev
Dominik Szoboszlai, FC Salzburg
Tomas Esteves, Porto
Tomas Tavares, Benfica
Sandro Tonali, AC Milan
Ferran Torres, Manchester City
Christos Tzolis, PAOK
Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid
Neco Williams, Liverpool
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