Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka has been named among the final 20 candidates for this year’s golden boys award.
Saka, 19 enjoyed a breakthrough year with the Gunners since his promotion to the first team from the feeders.
The youngster also made his senior debut for the three lions of England against Wales a few days ago.
Bukayo Saka’s rise to prominence continues with news that he’s made the 20-man shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award and his club, Arsenal took to their verified Twitter account to congratulate him.
“One of our own ❤️
Congratulations to @BukayoSaka87 who has been shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Boy award 🏆” Arsenal wrote.
The Golden Boy award is organized by the Italian publication Tuttosport, the award, selected by European football journalists, recognizes the best footballer under the age of 21 playings in Europe.
Matteo Guendouzi was the last Arsenal played to reach this stage. And Saka will be aiming to join Cesc Fabregas as he only Arsenal to win the award.
Here is the 20-man shortlist:
Mitchel Bakker, PSG
Eduardo Camavinga, Rennes
Jonathan David, Lille
Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich
Sergiño Dest, Barcelona
Fabio Silva, Wolves
Ansu Fati, Barcelona
Phil Foden, Manchester City
Ryan Gravenberch, Ajax
Mason Greenwood, Manchester United
Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Bayern Munich
Deyan Kulusevski, Juventus
Rodrygo, Real Madrid
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal
Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund
Dominik Szoboszlai, Red Bull Salzburg
Sandro Tonali, Brescia
Ferran Torres, Manchester City
Vinicius, Real Madrid.