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Pedri and Gavi are among the 20 finalists to win the 'Golden Boy'

Published:15/10/2021 - 16:05h

Updated:16/10/2021 - 17:01h

This Friday the list with the 20 finalists for the Golden Boy award was published. Pedro and Gavi are among the candidates, the canary being the great favorite to win it. Camavinga and Rodrygo Goes are the two representatives of Real Madrid

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The newspaper 'Tuttosport' has published the list of the 20 finalists to win the 'Golden Boy'. The Italian newspaper delivers each season this award that have carried several stars along the years. Leo Messi, Wayne Rooney, Kylian Mbappé or even the madridista Isco Alarcón in his day won this prize. In the 2020, the victorious could not be another that Erling Haaland, that arrasó to all his competitors.

But this campaign the Norwegian no longer is between the candidates and the favourite to carry it is a player of the FC Barcelona. Pedri Rodríguez​ is between the 20 candidates to heave it and the culé is for the experts the best planted of all to carry it. His big campaign with the Barça having only 18 years and have been one of the best of the semifinalist Spain in the Eurocopa gives him advantage regarding the other.

Besides, it does not be necessary to forget that the one of Tegueste also is nominated to the Balloon of Gold after his spectacular Eurocopa with the Spanish selection. It is the only of the finalists that is it, by what this also him aventaja regarding the rest. Between the other, by the way, also is Gavi​, the another barcelonista of this list. The Andalusian has received this prize after his big irruption in the Barça and especially in Spain, with the one who shined in the Natios League

In addition to the two culés, there are other young jewels very known, as it can be the case of Yéremy Pino and Bryan Gil, international by the 'Red'. Both were in the League of the Nations and the Canarian dazzled especially, showing as one of the best of the team of Luis Enrique. Besides, it fits to stand out that the Real Madrid also will have two representatives, the same that the Barcelona.

Eduardo Camavinga and Rodrygo Goes will be the two merengues that aspire to the prize, although in principle any of them has serious options to remain between the three first. Those who yes aspire to be in the 'top 3' are Karim Adeyemi, Jamal Musiala, Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka, Gio Reyna and Jude Bellingham, that are probably the big rivals of Pedri, although all split with disadvantage regarding the talent culé.

The big rivals of Pedri

Bellingham Already is a star in the Dortmund, but with England almost did not play in the Eurocopa. Gio Reyna shined also with the picture 'borusser' the past year and is doing it in the current, although has complicated to win the prize by the big competition that there is. By his part, Musiala begins to do hollow with the Bayern this course and is dazzling in Champions, but the year happened did not shine as much as Pedri or the own Bellingham. On the other hand, Greenwood finish with 12 so many the past campaign and began the current with 3 targets in the 3 first parties, but in spite of everything seems to be a stair underneath of the rest of candidates.

Saka, by his side, went one of the big disclosures of the Premier with the Arsenal and was important with England in the Euro, but his impact to level mediático has not been so big like the one of other finalists. Adeyemi, finally, yes has had this impact and is being one of the big stars of what goes of Champions League, although it seems that his explosion arrives something late. His season happened did not go especially dazzling and the fact to play in the RB Salzburg also does him have fewer options that Pedri or Bellinhgam.

The 20 finalists of the Golden Boy

  • Karim Adeyemi
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Eduardo Camavinga
  • Charles Of Ketelaere
  • Gavi
  • Bryan Gil
  • Ryan Gravenberch
  • Mason Greenwood
  • Daniel Maldini
  • Jamal Musiala
  • Nuno Mendes
  • Pedri
  • Roberto Piccoli
  • Yéremi Pino
  • Gio Reyna
  • Rodrygo
  • Bukayo Saka
  • William Saliba
  • Jurrien David Timber
  • Florian Wirtz

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