Barcelona’s key summer signing Ousmane Dembélé is up for the 2017 Golden Boy award. The award is given out by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport and is given annually to Europe’s best footballer in a calendar year under the age of 21.
Tuttosport have some of the largest newspapers in Europe vote on the award, including Marca and Mundo Deportivo in Spain. This is the 15th iteration of the award that was founded in 2003. The last and only Barcelona player to win the award was Lionel Messi in 2005.
If you’re interested in the entire list of nominees, you can find them here:
Juventus; Steven Bergwijn, PSV Eindhoven; Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton; Federico Chiesa, Fiorentina; Ousmane Dembélé, Barcelona; Amadou Diawara, Napoli; Kasper Dolberg, Ajax; Gianluigi Donnarumma, Milan; Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint-Germain; Emre Mor, Celta Vigo; Reece Oxford, Borussia Mönchengladbach; Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund; Marcus Rashford, Manchester United; Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City; Joe Gomez, Liverpool; Benjamin Henrichs, Bayer Leverkusen; Borja Mayoral, Real Madrid; Allan Saint-Maximim, Nice; Dominic Solanke, Liverpool; Theo Hernandez, Real Madrid; Aarón Martin, Espanyol; Jean-Kévin Augustin, RB Leipzig; Rodrigo Bentacur, Youri Tielemans, Monaco; Enes Ünal, Villarreal; Kyle Walker-Peters, Tottenham.
Good luck Ousmane!