Juventus, Roma and Real Madrid starlets in Golden Boy award list

Tuttosport newspaper have unveiled the 100-man long-list for the 2022 edition of the Golden Boy award, including Fabio Miretti, Nicola Zalewski, Eduardo Camavinga and Gavi.

The award is handed out every year by the Turin-based sports paper to the most promising Under-21 player in European football who is expected to really light up next season.

The 2021 winner was Barcelona and Spain midfielder Pedri.

It is considered a form of Ballon d’Or for younger players and is voted for by 40 journalists representing various European media giants, while people can also vote on the website.

The favourite to win in 2022 is Real Madrid midfielder Camavinga, who just won the Champions League under Carlo Ancelotti’s guidance.

The 19-year-old was signed from Rennes last summer for €31m and made 42 appearances for the Merengues.

Candidates from Serie A football include Juventus midfielder Miretti, Roma wing-back Zalewski, Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey, Udinese and Italy Under-21 starlet Destiny Udogie and Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini.

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