Found November 29, 2012 on Ghanasoccernet:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi
Christian Atsu in action for FC Porto By Ameenu Shardow Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been shockingly left out of the three-man shortlist for the 2012 Golden Boy Award. The award is handed out to the most impressive U-21 player in Europe. This year’s award will be contested by Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Malaga midfielder Isco and AC Milan forward Stephan El Shaarawy. Atsu was snubbed for the accolade despite impressing for Rio Ave and FC Porto in the calendar year. The 20-year-old’s rise has received worldwide recognition and his star arguably much brighter than Courtois and Isco in particular. Atsu emerged the best player during his loan stint at Rio Ave. He has been re-installed into the Porto first team since his return to the Dragao at the beginning of the season. His superb ball control and mesmerizing skills has been likened to Argentine great Lionel Messi and is being courted by several big European teams. Atsu’s improved performance has seen him snatch a ...
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