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Barcelona’s Dani Pedri misses out on a nomination for the Kopa Trophy 2022

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Aug-17 22:41 first published at 22:41 PM


The names of the contenders for the title of best U21 player on the continent have been revealed. France Football has officially revealed the full list of Kopa Trophy 2022 nominees after Barcelona midfielder Pedri became the third winner of the award in 2021, following in the footsteps of Kyli Mbappe and Matthijs de Ligt. However, Pedri’s 2021-22 season was hampered by injury, and after Barcelona exited the Champions League at the group stage and struggled in La Liga, he is not nominated this time. The Kopa Trophy will now be awarded to a new face in October, with Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund among the favorites after another season of impressive progress in Germany. The final nominees are listed below, with some familiar names alongside some up and coming prospects: Editors’ Choices Glazers on the loose? Sir Jim Ratcliffe could buy Manchester United. Atletico are confident that Cunha’s release clause will deter Manchester United. Eight touches by Haaland: Masterclass or major issue? The Premier League home and away kit league table for 22-23! All Premier League transfers completed in summer 2022 Images from Getty Images Karim Adeyemi plays for Borussia Dortmund. Adeyemi had a breakout season at Red Bull Salzburg, scoring 23 goals in all competitions before joining Dortmund in the summer. Images from Getty Images Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham Over the course of the 2021-22 season, Bellingham developed into a leader at Dortmund, cementing his status as one of the world’s best young midfielders. (C) Images from Getty Images Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga Camavinga took some time to adjust to life in Spain after joining Madrid late in the summer transfer window, but he put in a number of game-changing performances off the bench in the latter stages of the Champions League. (C) courtesy of Getty Images Barcelona – Gavi Gavi went from having never played a professional game to starting for Spain in about six weeks, and the Barcelona midfielder never looked back in an impressive debut season. Getty Ryan Gravenberch is a Bayern Munich midfielder. Gravenberch earned a summer move to Bayern after continuing his ascension with an outstanding individual season at Ajax. Images from Getty Images Nuno Mendes plays for Paris Saint-Germain. PSG signed Nuno Mendes on a loan-to-buy deal on transfer deadline day, and the Portugal international was immediately installed as the club’s starting left-back, such is his talent. Getty Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala Musiala has developed into a key figure in Bayern’s offense, with many believing he is Thomas Muller’s heir for both club and country. Images from Getty Images RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol Gvardiol was superb during his first season at Leipzig, leading to the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham showing an interest in signing the Croatia defender. Getty ImagesBukayo Saka – Arsenal Despite the disappointment of missing out on Champions League qualification, Arsenal were able to celebrate another superb season from homegrown superstar Saka in 2021-22. Images from Getty Images Bayern Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz Wirtz managed to hit double figures for both goals and assists in 2021-22 despite a serious knee injury bringing his campaign to a premature end.

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