Jamal Musiala (foto: Uradni Twitter profil kluba/zveze)
Former Chelsea youth player is among the nominees for the Golden Boy award, and the conceptual father of the prestigious recognition still can't believe that the Londoners let the young man slip through their fingers.
It is now entirely clear that Chelsea made a colossal mistake when they let Jamal Musiala go, who is already one of the key players for Bayern Munich at just 20 years old. Musiala is among the candidates for the prestigious Golden Boy award, which annually rewards the best young footballer in the world. The mistake of the Londoners is also pointed out by the conceptual father of the mentioned award, Massimo Franchi.
"I adore Jamal Musiala! His creative playing style is a real feast for the eyes; I truly fell in love with this young man. The fact that Bayern brought him from Chelsea practically for free was a very smart move by the German giant. For Londoners, it was a very big loss. It's like losing the Mona Lisa painting from the Louvre," Franchi, a Turin journalist, raved about the young star.
The Golden Boy award has been presented since 2003, and this year's main candidates, in addition to Musiala, are Jude Bellingham, Gavi, and Antonio Silva.
Chelsea has repeatedly stated that they did not want to lose Musiala at all, but they did not have much power in this matter, and when the young man desired a transfer, they could not convince him to sign a new contract in London. Musiala was born in Stuttgart and plays for the German national team, which will host the Euro next year.