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City trio nominated for Golden Boy award

UP WE GO: Kelechi Iheanacho and Leroy Sane get some air time

UP WE GO: Kelechi Iheanacho and Leroy Sane get some air time

The 2016 Golden Boy nominations have been revealed and City have three players in contention.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Olivier Ntcham and Leroy Sane are among the 40-stong list of players for the coveted prize that has been won by Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli.

While Mario was a City player at the time, Sergio was with Atletico Madrid and Raheem was with Liverpool when they were named Golden Boy.

Sane’s displays for Schalke have earned him his first nomination and Ntcham, currently on loan with Genoa, has also impressed the panel.

Established in 2003 by top Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the award is for the best player in Europe under the age of 21 for the calendar year.

The votes are polled by journalists from all of Europe’s top newspapers and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is the current holder of the title.

Tuttosport are also asking for fans to vote for their favourite.

The full list is:

Leon Bailey (Ghent)

Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht)

Julian Brandt (Bayer Leverkusen)

Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach)

Kingsley Coman (Bayern)

Ousmane Dembélé (Dortmund)

Breel Embolo (Schalke)

Alen Halilovic (Hamburg)

Renato Sanches (Bayern)

Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen)

Ante Coric (Dinamo Zagreb)

Riechedley Bazoer (Ajax)

Nathan (Vitesse)

Jairo Riedewald (Ajax)

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid)

Carlos Fernández (Sevilla)

Lucas Hernández (Atlético)

Tony Sanabria (Betis)

Gabriel Boschilia (Monaco)

Emmanuel Mammana (Lyon)

Almamy Touré (Monaco)

Gonçalo Guedes (Benfica)

Ruben Neves (Porto)

Delle Alli (Tottenham)

Demarai Gray (Leicester)

Marko Grujic (Liverpool)

Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City)

Leroy Sane (Manchester City)

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Aleksandr Golovin (CSKA Moscow)

Moussa Dembélé (Celtic)

Amadou Diawara (Napoli)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan)

Gabriel Barbosa (Inter)

Olivier Ntcham (Genoa)

Viktor Kovalenko (Shakhtar)

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