Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has voted for Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez as his PFA Young Player of the Year.
Sanchez has made 33 appearances in all competitions since joining Spurs for a club-record fee from Ajax last summer.
His mature performances have caught the eye, cementing his place in the the starting line-up ahead of Toby Alderweireld, who has been caught up in a contract dispute.
Nice revelation by @DesKellyBTS. When you vote for your rival for the PFA Player of the Year. No tactical vote from Kevin De Bruyne. He just picked Mo Salah as POTY and Davinson Sánchez as YPOTY. #lfc #mcfc #thfc pic.twitter.com/KKsQNJQJQ8
— Kristof Terreur ? (@HLNinEngeland) April 4, 2018
A Tottenham player has won the PFA Young Player of the Year award in five of the last six seasons.
Dele Alli has won it in each of the last two campaigns, while Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Kyle Walker have all been handed the award in recent years.
Manchester City pair Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane are favourites to be named YPOTY this term after impressing for the Premier League champions-elect.
De Bruyne is among the frontrunners to win the senior award, although he faces competition from Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane.
He’s unlikely to be recognised, but it’s pleasing to see Sanchez’s fine debut season has caught the eye of one of the Premier League’s best players.