13 Premier League talents on Golden Boy shortlist including Tottenham, Liverpool and Aston Villa stars

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The likes of Dele Alli, Adama Traore and Jordon Ibe are nominated.

The shortlist for the Golden Boy award for European football's best young player has been announced, as reported by The Guardian.

The award, first set up by Italian paper Tuttosport, has now become the recognised crowning of Europe's top young talent and in the past Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero have all won the accolade.

Last year it was given to then Liverpool star Raheem Sterling but despite being eligible he is no longer on the shortlist.

But there is still plenty of Premier League interest. Thirteen Premier League talents have been shortlisted including those from Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Aston Villa.

Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial are both nominated whilst Chelsea pair Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathan Ake, currently on loan at Watford, are also on the list.

Manchester City and Arsenal have Kelechi Iheanacho and Hector Bellerin nominated respectively whilst Liverpool have two names shortlisted - Divock Origi and Jordon Ibe.

Meanwhile Mario Pasalic of Monaco, Adnan Januzaj of Borussia Dortmund and Jason Denayer of Galatasaray are also nominated and are currently on loan from Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City respectively.

Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli is on the list. A year in which he secured a move from League One to Spurs and picked up his first England caps would be topped off with winning this award.

Whilst one of Aston Villa's summer signings is present. Adama Traore has had a limited impact at Villa Park but his talent is still rewarded.

Here is the full shortlist:

Premier League: Nathan Ake (Watford; on loan from Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Divock Origi (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Adama Traoré (Aston Villa).

La Liga: Marco Asensio (Espanyol), Zakaria Bakkali (Valencia), Ángel Correa (Atlético Madrid), Danilo Barbosa (Valencia), Munir El Haddadi (Barcelona), Alen Halilovic (Barcelona), Sandro Ramírez (Barcelona),

Bundesliga: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Dahoud Mahmoud (Borussia M’gladbach), Francisco Rodríguez (Wolsfburg), Pierre-Emile Hojberg (Schalke), Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund; on loan from Manchester United), Max Meyer (Schalke),

Serie A: Ricardo Kishna (Lazio), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Alessio Romagnoli (Milan)

Ligue 1: Mario Pasalic (Monaco; on loan from Chelsea), Adrien Rabiot (PSG), Adama Traoré (Monaco)

Turkish Super Lig: Jason Denayer (Galatasaray; on loan from Manchester City)

Dutch Eredivise: Anwar El Ghazi (Ajax Amsterdam), Gaston Pereiro (PSV), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord)

Portuguese Primeira Liga: Goncalo Guedes (Benfica), Ruben Neves (Porto)

Kazakhstan Premier League: Nemanja Maksimovic (Astana)

Croatian Prva Liga: Marko Pajca (Dinamo Zagreb)

Belgian Jupiler Pro: Moses Simon (KAA Gent), Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht)

Serbian SuperLiga: Andrija Zivkovic (Partizan Belgrade)

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