Carles Alena shortlisted for the Golden Boy award ?
- The Barca midfielder is among 100 under-21 players competing for the honour
Italian magazine Tuttosport have presented a list of 100 players aged under 21 who will be the contenders for the Golden Boy 2018 award.
Carles Alena is on the list, too. The central midfielder, who is currently recovering from injury, has been a key part of the Barca B team in 2017/18 season, playing more games than anyone else in Segunda (37), scoring 11 goals and assisting two.
Of Barca players, Leo Messi (2005) and Cesc Fabregas (2006) have previously received the award.
The most recent winner is Kylian Mbappe, who is nominated this year, too.
Another Barca player on this year shortlist is 19-year-old goalkeeper Lazar Carevic, who joined Barça in 2017 from OFK Grbalj. Last season he was the U19 goalkeeper, being promoted for the Barca B team this summer.
Good luck to Carles and Lazar!