Tottenham striker Harry Kane crowned Young Player of the Year

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been crowned PFA Young Player of the Year.

The England front man shot onto the scene this season after initially failing to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans at White Hart Lane.

He was widely regarded as a ‘cup game player’ by Spurs, before making his mark on the Premier League when he was given his chance off the bench.

As it stands, only Sergio Aguero has scored more goals than him in the league, as Kane passes the 20 goal mark for Spurs.

In all competitions, he hit his 30th in the win over Newcastle last weekend.

His form saw him awarded with two consecutive player of the month awards earlier in 2015 and he was desperately unlucky not to become the first player ever to win three on the bounce. On that occasion, he was pipped to the award by Olivier Giroud.

Roy Hodgson rewarded him with his first England senior call-up in March and the striker found the net just 70 seconds after coming off the bench against Lithuania.

Kane headed home at the back post, as he enhanced his tag as ‘the future of English football’.

After being nominated in the PFA Team of the Year earlier today, he now picks up the accolade for the Young Player of the Year.

Previous winners of the award have gone on to achieve great things in football, with Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas and Gareth Bale all claiming the award.

Kane is also the third Tottenham player to win the Young Player award in the past four years, with Kyle Walker winning in 2012 and Bale in 2013.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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