Two Italians nominated for Kopa

Three Serie A youngsters have been nominated for the inaugural Trophée Kopa, including Gigio Donnarumma and Patrick Cutrone.

The Kopa has been added to the Ballon d’Or slate for this season, and seeks to reward the best Under-21 player in the world.

Issued by France Football, the prize will be judged by a 33-man panel including Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Today the magazine has announced the nominees for the award, with two Italians in the shape of Cutrone and Donnarumma, both of whom play for Milan.

Roma winger Justin Kluivert has also made the 10-man shortlist.

Trophée Kopa nominees:

Houssem Aouar [Lyon], Trent Alexander-Arnold [Liverpool], Patrick Cutrone [Milan], Ritsu Doan [FC Groningen], Gianluigi Donnarumma [Milan], Amadou Haidara [RB Salzburg], Patrick Kluivert [Roma], Kylian Mbappé [Paris Saint-Germain], Christian Pulisic [Borussia Dortmund], Rodrygo [Santos]

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