Malaga midfielder Isco is one of the favourites to land the Golden Boy 2012 title awarded by Tuttosport.
The trophy, given to the best European footballer under the age of 21 and voted for by 30 journalists from all over the continent, will be presented at a December ceremony in Turin.
Besides Isco, there are also a number of other Spanish players on the list, including Iker Muniain, Koke, Jese, and Gerard Deulofeu.
The full list of candidates is:
Alaba (Bayern Munich); Ananidze (Spartak Moscow); Atsu (Porto); Bahebeck (Troyes); Campbell (Real Betis); Castaignos (Twente); Courtois (Atletico Madrid); Coutinho (Inter); Deulofeu (Barcelona); Draxler (Schalke 04); Dudu (Dynamo Kiev); El Shaarawy (Milan); Eriksen (Ajax); Gotze (Borussia Dortmund); Guidetti (Manchester City); Isco (Malaga); Jese (Real Madrid Castilla); John (Benfica); Kadlec (Sparta Prague); Koke (Atletico Madrid); Kovacic (Dynamo Zagreb); Lalkovic (Vitoria Guimaraes); Lamela (Roma); Longo (Espanyol); Markovic (Partizan Belgrade); Martins Indi (Feyenoord); Muniain (Athletic Bilbao); Musa (CSKA Moscow); Obiang (Sampdoria); Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal); Ozdoev (Lokomotiv Moscow); Pogba (Juventus); Salah (Basel); Shelvey (Liverpool); Sterling (Liverpool); Varane (Real Madrid); Verratti (PSG) and Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach).
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