The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young football player playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier.
The Italian media has released a 25-man shortlist of candidates for the Golden Boy award.
The best players on the planet under the age of 21 will battle it out to take the title, with the winner determined by a panel of 30 journalists.
Here is the full list:
Aaron Martin - Espanyol
Jean-Kevin Augustin - RB Leipzig
Rodrigo Bentacur - Juventus
Steven Bergwijn - PSV
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Everton
Federico Chiesa - Fiorentina
Ousmane Dembele - Barcelona
Amadou Diawara - Napoli
Kasper Dolberg - Ajax
Gianluigi Donnarumma - Milan
Gabriel Jesus - Manchester City
Joe Gomez - Liverpool
Benjamin Henrichs - Bayer Leverkusen
Borja Mayoral - Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappé - Paris Saint-Germain
Emre Mor - Celta Vigo
Reece Oxford - Borussia Monchengladbach
Christian Pulisic - Borussia Dortmund
Marcus Rashford - Manchester United
Allan Saint-Maximim - Nice
Dominic Solanke - Liverpool
Theo Hernandez - Real Madrid
Youri Tielemans - Monaco
Enes Unal - Villarreal
Kyle Walker-Peters - Tottenham.
The winner of the 2017 award will be announced in October.