Unpublished due to injuries from Benfica-Barça on September 29, Pedri gonzalez It is today the great favorite to add another accolade to the collection after its exceptional first season at the highest level. The canary, who turned 19 last Thursday, will travel today to Paris as the only Barça candidate for him Golden Ball and main candidate to take the Kopa Trophy, the award that the magazine France Football established in 2018 to recognize the best footballer in the world under 21 years of age. Pedri would join the list of winners Kylian Mbappé and Matthijs de Ligt, winners in 2018 and 2019, one year later in each case of achieving the Golden Boy.
Pedri He was already chosen last Monday as the best European by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport, a prize that he will collect in person on Monday, December 13 in Turin. The pearl of Tegueste, whom he made his debut Ronald Koeman with Barça, it was the great revelation of last year, when he played 52 of the 55 official matches and won the Copa del Rey. Later he was the brain of Spain in the Eurocup, where he was elected Best Talent and included in the ideal eleven of the tournament, and in August the Olympic silver was hung in the Tokyo Games. Jude Bellingham (B. Dortmund), Jamal musiala (Bayern), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) and Florian wirtz (B. Leverkusen) are candidates to complete the podium.
CANDIDATES FOR THE KOPA 2021 TROPHY
Jude Bellingham (B. Dortmund / Germany)
Giovanni Reyna (B. Dortmund / Germany)
Pedri González (Barcelona / Spain)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester Utd./England)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal / England)
Jamal Musiala (Bayern / Germany)
Florian Wirtz (B. Leverkusen / Germany)
Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax / Netherlands)
Jérémy Doku (Stade Rennes / France)
Nuno Mendes (PSG / France)