Iheanacho, Iwobi Nominated For Golden Boy Award
Nigeria internationals Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have been shortlisted for the 2016 edition of the Golden Boy Award.
Iheanacho who recently became the first Nigerian to score in the Manchester derby made the list having scored 10 goals in the 2015/2016 season and has three so far in the ongoing 2016/17 season.
Iwobi got into the Arsenal first team last season, scoring two goals and has become a regular for the Gunners this season.
The Golden Boy Award is meant for the best player under the age of 21 who play in a European nation’s top division.
Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford also made the cut.
The 18-year-old talent has enjoyed a stellar 2016 since making his Manchester United debut in February, including becoming an England international.
Tottenham also have a representative in England international Dele Alli. The 20-year-old scored 11 goals last season as Spurs finished third in the Premier League.
There are three representatives from Chelsea (Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andreas Christensen and Nathan), while Manchester City have two (Kelechi Iheanacho and Leroy Sane).
Leicester City’s Demarai Gray and Liverpool’s Marko Grujic complete the list of 10 Premier League-based players on the 40-man shortlist.