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Soccer News of Thursday, 16 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Young Nigerian shortlisted for 2022 Golden Boy award

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Nigeria-eligible full-back, Destiny Udogie has been named among 100 young players shortlisted for the 2022 Golden Boy award.

The Golden Boy award is given to the best under 21 young player in Europe in a calendar year.

Notable names on the 100-man shortlist are: Barcelona's Gavi and Pedri, Real Madrid's Eduardo Camavinga, Youssoufa Moukoko from Dortmund, Felix Ohene Afena-Gyan from Roma among others.

Barcelona's wonderkid, Pedri is the current holder of the award.

Big football names like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, and Kylian Mbappe have all won the award in the past since its inception in 2003.

Udogie, who spent the previous season at Udinese on loan from Hellas Verona had an impressive season with the Serie A outfit.

His performance has drawn interest from Inter and Tottenham Hotspurs.