Ajax duo Jairo Riedewald and Riechedly Bazoer have been included in the shortlist for the Golden Boy award.

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bazoer akaThe award is given out by Italian newspaper Tuttosport annually and rewards the best talent (U21) currently playing in Europe. Ajax midfielder Riechedly Bazoer and defender Jairo Riedewald are both in the running for the award along with Chelsea midfielder Nathan, who is currently on loan with Vitesse Arnhem.

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Leroy Sané (Manchester City), Breel Embolo (Schalke 04), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich), Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) and Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) are just some of the names also up for the prize.

Manchester United winger Anthony Martial picked up the award last year while Rafael van der Vaart was the last Dutchman to receive it, back in 2003.

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