Ajax star boy Mohammed Kudus has been included in a 60-man shortlist for the highly-cherished 2020 Golden Boy Award.
The Black Stars midfielder made the list after his thunderous performance in the Danish Superliga for FC Nordsjaelland.
Italian newspaper Tuttosport came up with the award in 2003 to reward the best young player (under the age of 21) in Europe.
Dutchman Rafael van der Vaart won the maiden award 17 years ago and the former Tottenham Hotspur man was followed by former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero.
Paul Pogba, Raheem Sterling, Kylian Mbappe and Matheus de Ligt have all won the award in recent times.
Kudus, 19, netted nine league goals in 22 outings in the Danish Superliga before moving to Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam in the ongoing summer transfer window.
Tuttosport has reduced the shortlist for the Golden Boy 2020 to sixty people. Six Dutch players are eligible for the prestigious prize for young talents, which was won in 2018 by Matthijs de Ligt.
After Sepp van den Berg (Liverpool) and Jayden Braaf (Manchester City) have left, six Dutch players are left: Mitchel Bakker (Paris Saint-Germain), Myron Boadu (AZ), Lutsharel Geertruida (Feyenoord), Ryan Gravenberch ( Ajax), Mohamed Ihattaren (PSV) and Joshua Zirkzee (Bayern Munich). Almere-born Ajax player Sergiño Dest has also been nominated: he has, however, opted for an international career on behalf of the United States.