Salah, De Bruyne lead 6-man PFA Player of the Year shortlist

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 14/04/2018

Salah makes history with latest player of the year award

Mohamed Salah and Kevin de Bruyne are among six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year award as revealed on Saturday.

The other players on the shortlist are Harry Kane, David De Gea, Leroy Sane and David Silva.

The contenders for the PFA Young Player of the Year have also been announced, with Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon the surprise inclusion.

Ederson, Kane, Marcus Rashford, Sessegnon, Sane and Raheem Sterling are the six names on the shortlist.

The winners will be announced on Monday 23 April at the PFA Awards. Salah and De Bruyne are the stand-out contenders, with debate raging over which one should collect the award.

De Bruyne has been the standout player in the incredible Manchester City side that have stormed the Premier League this season. He leads the assist charts with 15 and has scored 7 goals plus he played his part in winning the League Cup.

Salah meanwhile has enjoyed a sensational debut season at Liverpool. Following his move from Roma he’d bagged 29 Premier League goals – four more than Harry Kane. He’s also provided 9 assists to help Liverpool to a virtually guaranteed top-four finish. In addition, he’s played a vital role in taking Liverpool to the Champions League semi-finals, including goals in both legs of the quarter-final against Man City.