Kopa Trophy 2022 nominees for best young star include England’s Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham on 10-man shortlist

    THE top ten Kopa Trophy 2022 nominees for the best young star have been revealed and it includes England stars Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham.

    Saka enjoyed a standout campaign with Arsenal last term, scoring 11 and assisting seven in the Premier League – helping the Gunners return to European football.

    Saka is on the shortlist for the Kopa Trophy 2022


    Saka is on the shortlist for the Kopa Trophy 2022Credit: Rex
    Dortmund's Bellingham is also in the running for the prestigious award


    Dortmund’s Bellingham is also in the running for the prestigious awardCredit: Getty

    The 20-year-old’s impressive form has attracted attention from a number of top clubs.

    Liverpool and Manchester City have been linked with moves for Saka in the past.

    As for Bellingham, the 19-year-old starred for Borussia Dortmund last term alongside Erling Haaland.

    Bellingham netted three times and assisted eight in the Bundesliga last term and also took up a more prominent starting role for England.

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    He started three of England’s four Nations League games in June.

    Eight other top young stars from across Europe join the England duo on the shortlist for the Kopa Trophy 2022.

    Bellingham’s new Dortmund team-mate Karim Adeyemi has been shortlisted.

    Bayern Munich new boy Ryan Gravenberch has also been recognised for his time at Ajax.

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    Bundesliga stars Jamal Musiala, Josko Gvardiol and Florian Wirtz are also in the running.

    Paris Saint-Germain’s Nuno Mendes is representing Ligue 1 and stood out last season in what was a largely unsuccessful campaign for the Parisians.

    Barcelona’s Gavi and Champions League winner Eduardo Camavinga are also strong contenders.


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