Did Harry Redknapp’s prediction about Harry Kane and PFA awards come true?

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Chelsea winger Eden Hazard won the PFA Player of the Year award, while Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was named PFA Young Player of the Year.

Former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp predicted in The Sun that Harry Kane would not win the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award.

Tottenham striker Kane was among the nominees for the prestigious individual gong, but it was Chelsea winger Eden Hazard who took the honours on Sunday, as reported by BBC Sport.

Writing in The Sun on Sunday, Redknapp claimed the England international would not win it as he is not a “£30million superstar brought in from abroad”.

“If Harry was a £30million superstar brought in from abroad, he would walk the Player of the Year award,” wrote Redknapp.

“But because he’s just a young lad from the Tottenham youth system, he’ll probably miss out on the top honour and have to settle for the Young Player of the Year trophy.

“Yet to get 30 goals in his first full season in the Premier League and also score on his senior England debut is a feat which very few players will ever manage.”

Redknapp’s prediction did come true: Kane missed out on the PFA Player of the Year gong, but he was adjudged as the PFA Young Player of the Year.

However, the former Queens Park Rangers manager's claim that the Tottenham striker would not be chosen because he is not an expensive foreign signing is not necessarily true.

While Kane has been superb for Spurs this season, there is little doubt that Hazard has been the best player in the Premier League.

The Chelsea winger’s stats are incredible. 13 goals, eight assists, 88 chances created, 87% pass accuracy, 254 dribbles attempted, 155 dribbles competed and 100 fouls won - truly sensational.

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