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Borussia Dortmund superstars Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland are currently one of the players on the final shortlist for the 2020 European Golden Boy award.
Italian outlet Tuttosport has officially confirmed 20 players on the final shortlist for the annual prize for Europe’s best player under-21, which is set to be announced on December 14, as new online casinos have odds placed on different players with the potential to win.
Matthijs de Ligt, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and Lionel Messi are players that won the European award in the past, with Atletico Madrid Joao Felix claiming last year’s award having had an impressive season with Benfica.
Finishing behind Felix is former Manchester City attacker Sancho in 2019, as his Dortmund teammate Haaland came out fourth following his outstanding start to the 2019/20 season with Red Bull Salzburg, which in turn led him moving to Dortmund in January during the winter transfer window.
Once again, the Dortmund duo are pitted against each other for the best player under the age of 21, with Sancho currently stated to worth up to €120 million having had yet another impressive season in the Bundesliga while Haaland is being scouted by top European clubs with Real Madrid reported to one.
For the 2019/20 campaign, Sancho was able to hit double figures in both goals and assists as he bagged 20 goals and 20 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions Dortmund, while Erling Haaland was able to score 44 goals provided 10 assists in 40 appearances for both Dortmund and RB Salzburg that same season.
Rising Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies and Barcelona star Ansu Fati have also been named on the shortlist for the second time. Davies was pivotal for the German giants as they became European champions after defeating Paris Saint-Germain in the final, while had an impressive season with the Catalan giants in the La Liga. Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga was also named on the shortlist for the second time.
From the Premier League, six players have been named on the 20-man shortlist as Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Fabio Silva, Chelsea attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi, Manchester United star Mason Greenwood, Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka and Manchester City duo Phil Foden and Ferran Torres have all been nominated for the award.
Barcelona’s new signing Sergio Dest has also been included in the final 20 shortlists after an explosive season with Ajax, and real money online casinos helped several fans after tabling odds for those matches.
Real Madrid pair Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo have been named, Paris Saint-Germain defender Mitchel Bakker, Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai, AC Milan playmaker Sandro Tonali, Lille forward Jonathan David, and Juventus midfielder Dejan Kulusevski all made the final 20 shortlists for the European award.
40 journalists from across Europe will be voting to decide the winner of the prolific award.
Full list of the Nominees:
Fábio Silva – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Eduardo Camavinga – Rennes
Jonathan David – Lille
Sergino Dest – Barcelona
Mitchel Bakker – PSG
Ryan Gravenberch – Ajax
Ansu Fati – Barcelona
Phil Foden – Manchester City
Mason Greenwood – Manchester United
Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Chelsea
Dejan Kulusevski – Juventus
Rodrygo – Real Madrid
Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich
Jason Sancho –
Dominik Szoboszlai – Red Bull Salzburg
Sandro Tonali – AC Milan
Ferrán Torres – Manchester City
Vinícius Junior – Real Madrid