Bukayo Saka, Arsenal star, nominated for 2020 Golden Boy award

Bukayo Saka, Arsenal star, nominated for 2020 Golden Boy award

- Bukayo Saka has been nominated for the 2020 Golden Boy award

- Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood are also on the list

- The likes of Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney have both won the award before

Arsenal star Bukayo Saka has made the list of 100 youngsters who will fight for the 2020 Golden Boy award which is designed for players under the age bracket of 21.

Gabriel Matinelli who also plays for Arsenal is another player who will be eyeing to win the prestigious award.

Italian publication Tuttosport picked all the players considering their performances so far this year in their respective clubs.

This season, Bukayo Saka has been able to net three goals for Arsenal and created nine assists for the Gunners in all competitions.

Other Premier League youngsters who made the list are Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea Manchester City’s Phil Foden.

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Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland and Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies are also in the fight for this year's award.

Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Joao Felix, Kylian Mbappe and Raheem Sterling have all won the Golden Boy award before.

Meanwhile, the list of 100 players will still be reduced to 20 by public vote before 40 reporters from different nations will sit down to pick the winner.

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Bukayo Saka, Arsenal star, nominated for 2020 Golden Boy award
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Bukayo Saka and Arsenal teammates are currently occupying ninth position on the Premier League standings with limited hopes of them making the top four this season.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Gernot Rohr spoke out about inviting Queens Park Rangers star Eberechi Eze and Arsenal sensation Bukayo Saka to play for the national team.

The English-born Nigerians have been shining brightly in the Championships and the Premier League and the pair have featured for England at under-age levels.

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But both Eze and Saka can still switch allegiance to play for the Super Eagles just as the likes of Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina and Joe Aribo did.

However, the national team handler Rohr has authoritatively stated that no player will be begged to wear the Green and White colours of Nigeria.

The German tactician who recently signed a new deal stated that has good players in every department of his squad but will not shut the door against players who can improve the team.

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