If you ever wondered what does an under-appreciated player looks like, just turn your focus to Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, a man who produces numbers year in and year out but still doesn’t get the recognition he really deserves.
This was confirmed by the Professional Footballers Association, who named Manchester City’s midfielder Kevin De Bruyne as the Premier League’s Men’s Player of the Year.
This award is given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in English football.
The Belgian-International joined Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only players in Premier League history to win the award back-to-back years.
‘KDB’ was instrumental in the title win by Pep Guardiola’s side, competing in 25 Premier League games and recording six goals along with 12 assists.
Despite becoming just the second player in league's history to finish the season as the Premier League's leading goal scorer (23) and assists leader (14), Kane did not get the recognition by the PFA.
Kane, along with Spurs teammate Heung-Min Son, featured in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year.
Kane’s future with the ‘Lilywhites’ been an uncertainty for most of this year, especially after the Spurs catastrophic exit from the UEFA Europa League against Dinamo Zagreb.
Although the rumors about his exit increased as the season went by, the ‘HurriKane’ remained professional on and off the pitch, producing the best numbers across Europe’s top five leagues.
Across all competitions last season, the London-native recorded 50 goal involvements in 49 appearances, including 33 goals and 17 assists.
According to Transfermarkt, Kane is currently worth 120,00 mill. € and is under contract at N17 until 2024.