Golden Boy 2020 goes to Erling Braut Haaland!!

Erling Braut Haaland has been named as the 2020 Golden Boy award winner.  

The prize is presented by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport and was won by the Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix last year. 

The prize is basically awarded to the player who is the best player aged 21 or under from a top-tier league in Europe.

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Haaland broke the Internet after his ecstatic performance against Liverpool in the Champions League for RB Salzburg. 

The Norway International was presented on the front page of Tuttosport beating the likes of his teammate Jadon Sancho, Alphonso Davies from Bayern Munich, Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood and Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati.

The competition was intense but Haaland steered clear as his physicality, pace and stats, everything was above the rest as the ex-Molde star fired 44 goals in the 2019-20 calendar year. 

16 of those came in just 18 games after he moved to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund from Austrian champions Salzburg.

He was linked hugely to Manchester United,  Real Madrid and PSG but he ultimately chose Dortmund as his destination. 

Haaland had a goal ratio of (81.7) and only Bayern Munich number nine Robert Lewandowski had a marginally better ratio (81.2) among players who had scored at least 10 goals in the German top-flight last season. 

The 20-year-old has 11 goals in 11 games this season across all competitions. However, despite his numbers, he is still linked to the Los Blancos and the Red Devils.

Former City striker Alf-Hinge Haaland also spoke about his son's success to SPORT1 and told them that Haaland is capable of performing in any league but he desires to achieve more with his current team, Dortmund.

Although when asked about a move in near future, he did not eliminate the possibility of a move. 

As far as the present is concerned,  the Norway youngster has enough time to set himself in the Bundesliga and he should aim to rival the numbers of Lewandowski.

But since football is a team game, if Borussia Dortmund fail to prove themselves collectively and go trophyless for another season, the 20-year-old should not waste time finding a suitable club where he can win more silverware. 

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