Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli named PFA Young Player of the Year

The youngster has scooped the award after a fantastic first season in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli named PFA Young Player of the Year
Alli applauds the Tottenham fans (photo: Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year, capping a fantastic first season of Premier League football for the 20-year-old.

Alli scooped the award after being voted for by his fellow professional's, seeing off competition from other nominees; Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Philippe Coutinho, Ross Barkley and Jack Butland.

Awesome Alli in 2015/16

He's had a remarkable season since joining Spurs from MK Dons for a transfer fee of around £5million, playing a huge role in midfielder as Mauricio Pochettino's young team has taken a tilt at the title.

Alli is in double figures for both goals and assists, a fantastic return given his age, and was also named in the PFA Team of the Season, alongside three other Spurs players. Aside from that, he's also been capped by England for the first time this season, and scored a spectacular goal during a 2-0 win over France at Wembley in November.

Alli scored a stunning goal against France (photo: Getty Images)
Alli scored a stunning goal against France (photo: Getty Images)

More good news for ever-improving Tottenham

Not only is it an excellent achievement for Alli, but for Tottenham too. They've boasted the PFA Young Player of the Year winner during four of the last five Premier League season's, with Kyle Walker, Gareth Bale and the aforementioned Kane all winning it prior to Alli.

Kane himself missed out on both the young player award and the main award itself, with Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez claiming the Player of the Year prize.

The focus will turn immediately to Monday's game against West Bromwich Albion, which saw the Spurs players miss Sunday's awards dinner - Pochettino forcing them to prepare for the clash with West Brom. Three points would surely be something to savour after a great weekend for the Lilywhites.