Coming as a surprise to literally nobody, Kylian Mbappe has been crowned the winner of the Golden Boy award for 2017, as announced by Tuttosport this very morning.
The award is bestowed uponst the best player in Europe under the age of 21, with Mbappe’s stellar eight-month ascendance seeing the PSG prodigy pipping Ousmane Dembele and Gabriel Jesus into second and third spot respectively.
— Tuttosport (@tuttosport) October 23, 2017
44 appearance, 26 goals, 14 assists and one domestic title. Not bad for an 18-year-old.
This is the 15th year of the increasingly prestigious Golden Boy award, though last year’s recipient, Renato Sanches, is currently injured and struggling to get a game on loan at Swansea.
Can’t see Mbappe enduring the same career trajectory, if we’re honest.