Harry Kane wins nomination for Player and Young Player of the Year award

The striker has been shortlisted for both of the PFA’s prestige awards for the second successive season after a fantastic season.

Harry Kane wins nomination for Player and Young Player of the Year award
Kane with the YPOTY trophy last season (photo: thepfa.com)

It was announced on Wednesday that Harry Kane has been nominated for both the PFA Player of the Year, and the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

After a tremendous breakout season for Tottenham Hotspur last year, which earned him the Young Player of the Year trophy, Kane left doubts in the minds of many as to whether he could repeat his form.

Another unbelievable year for Kane

This season Kane has scored 22 goals with five games left to play. Not only has this beaten his previous tally of 21 goals from last season but it has also broken the record for the moat goals scored by a Tottenham player in a Premier League season. His continuation in stellar form has landed him on both the Player and Young Player of the Year nominee list.

As the Lilywhites only first team striker, Kane has become an important part of Tottenham’s title push. Kane not only contributes in front of goal but his determination for success with his boyhood club motivates him to excel in all areas of the pitch, he is no stranger to tracking back as well as being key in implementing Pochettino’s pressing style.

He is up against Leicester City trio, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante as well as West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil for Player of the Year. While the Young Player of the Year nominee’s are Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, Stoke City’s Jack Butland, Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho and fellow Spur Dele Alli.

The striker in action on Sunday (photo: Getty)
The striker in action on Sunday (photo: Getty)

Kane’s delight

Kane failed to net in his first six games in England’s top division but currently tops the standings of most goals scored this season. He spoke to the Tottenham Official website about his nomination commenting that, “It’s nice to be up for both awards again” and that it “shows you are doing something right.” He added “It’s always an honour” to receive a nomination as “it’s your fellow professionals who have voted” as “they have that understanding of the game”.