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De Ligt wins the 2018 Golden Boy award

Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt has emerged as the winner of the 2018 Golden Boy award for the most promising Under-21 player in Europe. The player who is highly coveted has been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City, and Juventus. The 19-year-old defender came out tops with the award after amassing the most votes from an international panel. De Ligt faced competition from the likes of Roma's attacker Justin Kluivert, AC Milan's Patrick Cutrone, Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior. READ: Top 10 shortest football players in the world 2018 Regardless, the Ajax captain emerged victoriously and now takes over as the holder of the award which was previously held by Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe. The player who has broken into th...