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Euro 2021 awards futures: Who will be the tournament’s best young player?

English youngsters Phil Foden, Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho will be among those vying for the honor.

England v Iceland - UEFA Nations League
Jadon Sancho of England during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between England and Iceland at Wembley Stadium on November 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors.
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As Euro 2020 gets underway, many young players will be making their first impressions on a massive international stage. They’ve dazzled for their respective clubs, but the stakes will be much higher as Europe’s biggest international trophy is up for grabs. Here’s how the odds shape up for the best young player of the tournament.


Phil Foden is the heavy favorite in this category, likely because he’s the one most likely to get maximum playing time. Foden is in England’s starting XI and will be a centerpiece of their attack. The Manchester City star in the making will look to turn his potential into production this summer.

Other big names in top 5

England teammate Mason Mount will contend with Foden for the honor. Kai Havertz, who was the hero in Chelsea’s Champions League victory over Manchester City, is also in the running at +900. Ferran Torres will be featured in Spain’s attack, making him a good candidate for this honor as well.

Potential value bet

Portugal’s Joao Felix is great value at +1100. Because of the way Euro 2020 works, some teams can still get into the knockout round despite finishing third in the group. That helps Portugal due to being in a group with France and Germany. Felix will get plenty of games and has the talent to win this award. He’ll be overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo, but that might help bettors with a possible value play.

Odds for young player of the tournament Euro 2020

Player Country Odds
Player Country Odds
Phil Foden England +400
Mason Mount England +600
Ferran Torres Spain +700
Kai Havertz Germany +900
Jadon Sancho England +1000
Matthijs de Ligt Netherlands +1000
João Félix Portugal +1100
Nicolo Barella Italy +1500
Dejan Kulusevski Sweden +1500
Nicolò Zaniolo Italy +1500
Alexander Isak Sweden +2000
Donyell Malen Netherlands +2000
Dani Olmo Spain +2500
Ethan Ampadu Wales +3300
Vitaliy Mykolenko Ukraine +3300
Noah Okafor Switzerland +3300
Sandro Tonali Italy +3300
Yari Verschaeren Belgium +3300

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