Obafemi shortlisted for Golden Boy award

By SFC Media time Wed 17 Jun Michael Obafemi
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Forward Michael Obafemi has been named on Tuttosport’s Golden Boy shortlist, awarded to the best performing young star across all European leagues.

Obafemi is among 21 fellow Premier League youngsters who made the 100-strong shortlist, including Mason Greenwood of Manchester United, Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli and Phil Foden of Manchester City.

Several familiar names from various major leagues across Europe also feature, with Erling Haland (Borussia Dortmund), Jaden Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) and Vincius Jr (Real Madrid) tipped as favourites. Previous winners include Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Cesc Fabregas.

Obafemi, 19, has been recognised following another successful season at St Mary’s, making 19 appearances and scoring three times.

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