Brazilian superstar, Neymar Jr. has been shortlisted alongside his Paris Saint- Germain teammates, Edison Cavani and Kylian Mbappe for the French league player of the year award.
Neymar joined the French giants this season and had scored 19 goals before his metatarsal injury which ruled him out of the whole season and placed his World Cup dream in jeopardy.
Also among the list of nominees is Marseille striker, Thauvin who has scored 22 goals so far this season and leading his club to the Europa Cup final following their 2-0 win over Austria club, Red Bull Salzburg.
Edison Cavani who is Ligue 1 top scorer this season, won the award last season and is also in a position to reclaim the award but could face a stiff competition from fellow teammates Kylian Mbappe who has been fantastic since he joined the club.
The winner of the award will be announced on May 13.
Neymar will have his last post-surgery medical exam on May 17. He could be available for Brazil’s training sessions that start May 21 near Rio de Janeiro.