Confirmed: Tottenham duo shortlisted for prestigious Premier League award
By Matt Farr
Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli have been shortlisted for the PFA Premier League Young Player of the Year Award for 2016-17 season.
The Professional Footballers’ Assocation (PFA) confirmed on their official Twitter account on Thursday morning that the young duo had been named on the six-man shortlist for the prestigious award.
— PFA (@PFA) April 13, 2017
The England international stars have been in superb form for Tottenham this season, helping the north London club maintain their pressure on Chelsea in the Premier League title race throughout the campaign.
Kane, who has also been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, is the current top goalscorer at White Hart Lane this season.
The 23-year-old has scored 19 goals from 23 league appearances, including five goals from only his last two starts.
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Alli, meanwhile, has thrived in an attacking role this season, becoming an unprecedented hit in front of goal. The 21-year-old has scored an incredible 16 league goals and supplied six assists from 30 appearances.
The Tottenham midfield star was crowned PFA Young Player of the Year last season, while Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez took home the Player of the Year accolade.
Kane and Alli are joined on the shortlist by fellow England international Michael Keane (Burnley), Sunderland stopper Jordan Pickford, Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, and Everton goalscorer Romelu Lukaku.
The winners of the prestigious Premier League award will be announced in London on Sunday, April 23.
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