Joey Barton seems to rate Tottenham midfielder highly

Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli are Joey Barton’s PFA picks.

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has revealed on social networking site Twitter that he has picked Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli as the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Alli is having a great season at Tottenham and is arguably the best teenage footballer in the Premier League at the moment.

The 19-year-old midfielder has scored seven goals and created 41 chances in 28 league appearances for Spurs so far this season.

The former Milton Keynes Dons youngster has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 62%, and has won 33 headers, 26 dribbles and 45 tackles.

Former Newcastle United and Manchester City midfielder Barton has picked Alli as his ‘Young Player of the Year’.

The Englishman has voted for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez as the ‘PFA Player of the Year’, but only after conducted a poll among his followers on Twitter.

The 25-year-old winger has scored 15 goals and created 47 chances in 29 Premier League appearances so far this season.

Mahrez has a pass accuracy of 73% and a shot accuracy of 62%, and has won 27 headers, 92 dribbles and 27 tackles.


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