The Golden Boy is an award given out by Tuttosport, an award given to the best youngster under 21 playing in Europe’s first division.
In June, Foot Mercato released the 100 player nominees, which included two Paris Saint-Germain players in Adil Aouchiche and Mitchel Bakker. Aouchiche is now with AS Saint-Étienne. However, Bakker remains with the capital club, and the 20-year-old remains in the running for this award.
Tuttosport published the top 20 players left vying for this award, and Bakker remains on the list. These are the other 19 players who are up for the Golden Boy award:
- Mitchel Bakker (PSG, 2000)
- Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes, 2002)
- Jonathan David (Lille, 2000)
- Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, 2000)
- Sergiño Dest (FC Barcelona, 2000)
- Fabio Silva (Wolverhampton, 2002)
- Ansu Fati (FC Barcelona, 2002)
- Phil Foden (Manchester City, 2000)
- Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax, 2002)
- Mason Greenwood (Manchester United, 2001)
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, 2000)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea, 2000)
- Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus, 2000)
- Rodrygo (Real Madrid, 2000)
- Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, 2001)
- Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, 2000)
- Dominik Szoboszlai (Salzburg, 2000)
- Sandro Tonali (AC Milan, 2000)
- Ferran Torres (Manchester City, 2000)
- Vinícius Junior (Real Madrid, 2000)
Now even though Bakker might not win this award, it’s a good sign that he’s heading in the right direction in terms of development that he’s still in the running for the Golden Boy. Perhaps it’s a sign of what’s to come for the 20-year-old.
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