In form young star wins the Golden Boy Award

Gabriel Jesus up against Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele for Golden Boy award

Gabriel Jesus, Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele in final three for Golden Boy award

The award, while unofficial, is generally recognised across world football as the most prestigious prize around for young players, with men such as Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero all winning the award shortly after it was introduced. The first ever victor was Rafael van der Vaart.

These include L'Equipe (France), Marca (Spain), The Times (England), A Bola (Portugal) and De Telegraaf (Holland).

Instead, Paris Saint-Germain's Mbappe continues to head the field, having completed a loan move from Monaco in the summer after helping the Stade Louis II side to the semi-finals of the Champions League and the French title.

The 2016 victor was Renato Sanches, who now finds himself at Swansea.

Kylian Mbappe has deservingly won the award.

Kylian Mbappé is the 2017 Golden Boy, as revealed in Monday's edition of Tuttosport.

Mbappe won the award ahead of Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele and Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma.

France worldwide, Dembele, has already completed a giant move of his own, heading to Barcelona in the summer for €105m before additional payments, though the man signed by the Camp Nou outfit to replace Neymar is on the sidelines with a long-term hamstring problem.

Jesus, who joined the Premier League outfit from Brazilian giants Palmeiras in January, has been in impressive form this season, scoring eight goals in eight appearances.

As for Ousmane Dembele, he's on the sidelines for Barcelona with a long-term hamstring problem.

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