The Premier League starts next week and we have the latest odds from Paddy Power for who will be the PFA Young Player of the Year at the end fo the season!
Players who are 23 or under at the start of the season qualify for the Young Player of the Year award. It is voted by their fellow footballers and is open to anyone in the professional leagues in England.
Only once before has a player been nominated for the award and not been in the Premier League. That was Ryan Sessegnon in the 2017/18 season.
Last season Sterling was the winner after gettings 17 goals and 12 assists. Man City also won the award the season before with Leroy Sane.
Only four players have won the award twice, they are Ryan Giggs, Robbie Fowler, Wayne Rooney and Dele Alli. Other world-class players to win the award are Ronaldo, Gerrard, Bale and Hazard.
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) April 28, 2019
Marcus Rashford – 7/1
This season is going to be a big one for Rashford. He hasn't properly kicked on since he made his debut for Man United back in 2016. He showed last season how good he can be with ten goals and seven assists but wasn't consistent enough. Now it looks like Lukaku is on his way out of Old Trafford, Rashford can lead the line this season. This is supposedly his preferred position whereas last season he spent a lot of the time out on the left. Now he is getting chance upfront he should really kick on and be pushing for that Young Player of the Year award.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/1
Had Sterling not been so good last season then he surely would have won the award last year. Alexander-Arnold had a brilliant season get one goal and 12 assists in the league. He was very important to Liverpool as he is effective in both attacking and defending. At only 20 years old he is bound to win it one season and it could most definitely be this year. If he can put in the same level of performances then he will take some beating to that award.
Aaron Wan-Bisakka – 9/1
The young right-back got a big-money move to Man United this summer for £50 million. This came off the back of a great season at Crystal Palace. He has put in some very good performances in pre-season, winning him Man of the Match more than once. United have needed a genuine right-back for a long time now, with Valencia getting old and Ashley Young, not an actual right-back. Wan-Bisakka only registered three assists last season but it's his defensive capabilities that got him noticed. Should United have a much better defensive display this year then Wan-Bisakka could be a great bet at 9/1.
— Aaron Wan-Bissaka (@awbissaka) July 20, 2019
Leroy Sane – 9/1
The 2017/18 winner is still young enough to win the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Last season it was deemed that Sane didn't play to the very best of his potential yet still managed to score 10 and get 11 assists… Guardiola see's Sane as a very important part of his team and if he were to better last years goals and assists he would surely win this award. Bayern has tried to buy Sane this summer but City and Pep are adamant he's not going. If this is the case he should get more starts this season which will only help him in trying to win Young Player of the Year for the second time.
Highed Priced Players:
Foden (12/1) – Guardiola recently referred to Foden as the most talented player he had ever seen. This is a huge statement especially when he's managed the likes of Messi, Xavi, Iniesta etc. Pep is usually right and if he is on this one then Young Player of the Year will be Foden one day.
Maddison (20/1) – Leicesters young creative midfielder has taken well to life in the Premier League. Last season he created more chances than any player in the league and if these started to get converted then he'll find himself a candidate for the award.
Rhian Brewster (33/1) – Brewster has been told by Klopp he will see his playing time increased a lot more this season. He has shown how good he was at the U17 World Cup and now with no Sturridge at the club he will be the backup striker.
Daniel James (40/1) – James is another new signing at Old Trafford after impressing at Swansea last season. The Premier League is a big jump however he has started well in pre-season. Now he is playing with better players he could well see his goals and assists increase.
Tammy Abraham (50/1) – He has been given the number nine shirt by Lampard and will get minutes this season due to a transfer ban at the club. He scored 26 last season at Aston Villa and if he can get half of this in his first full season he could be a great 50/1 bet!