Date published: Tuesday 15th October 2019 11:43
Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Matteo Guendouzi have all been included on the 20-man shortlist for the Golden Boy 2019 Award.
Everton forward Moise Kean makes up the nominated players from the Premier League, while England star Jadon Sancho also makes the list after starring for Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea star Mount has been selected after his heroics for Derby last season and his emergence at Chelsea under Frank Lampard this term while the talented Foden gets the nod despite his limited action for Man City.
One surprise inclusion is Arsenal’s France international midfielder Guendouzi, 20, who has muscled his way into Unai Emery’s Arsenal side.
Joao Felix, Matthijs de Ligt, Ansu Fati and Nicolo Zaniolo have also made the list.
Dutch defender De Ligt won the award last year, which voted for by a panel looking at players under 21 who will establish themselves in the coming campaign.
Atletico Madrid starlet Felix is the hot favourite, with the winner announced in Turin on December 16.
Golden Boy 2019 Finalists
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus, Netherlands)
Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Canada)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, Italy)
Ansu Fati (Barcelona, Spain)
Philip Foden (Manchester City, England)
Matteo Guendozi (Arsenal, France)
Erling Haland (RB Salzburg, Norway)
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, Portugal)
Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Serbia)
Moise Kean (Everton, Italy)
Kang-in Lee (Valencia, South Korea)
Andrij Oleksijovyc (Valladolid, Ukraine)
Danyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Mason Mount (Chelsea, England)
Rodrygo (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, England)
Ferran Torres (Valencia, Spain)
Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma, Italy)