PFA Player of the Year: De Bruyne, Salah, Kane, Silva, Sane & De Gea on shortlist

Manchester City have three players on the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year.

Midfielders David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne, and winger Leroy Sane represent the Premier League leaders on the list.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who have scored 29 and 25 league goals respectively, are also nominated.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea completes the shortlist.

Kane, 24, is also up for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Among his rivals for that prize is 17-year-old Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon, who made his debut for England Under-21s against Ukrainelast month.

The six-man young players’ list also contains three City players, with 22-year-old Germany international Sane nominated alongside England forward Raheem Sterling, 23, and Brazil goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, 24.

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford, 20, completes the list.

To be eligible for the award, players must be 23 or under at the beginning of the season.

The winners for both awards, voted for by PFA members, will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House on 22 April.

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante won the 2016-17 player of the year award, while Tottenham’s Dele Alli was voted best young player for the second season in a row.

Source: bbc



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