Martin Keown explains why Harry Kane isn't his player of the year

The pundit has been discussing the Tottenham striker and his Leicester counterpart.

Martin Keown believes Jamie Vardy deserves the player of the year award more than Harry Kane because he is more important to Leicester City than the latter is to Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mail.

And, despite acknowledging the quality of both strikers, Keown believes the Leicester forward is a 'fraction' more important to Claudio Ranieri's team.

Keown told the Mail: "For a lot of people Kane is more pleasing on the eye, and when he hits the ball he strikes it like an arrow. He is always looking to thump the ball and test the goalkeeper. But which is the better team they both play for?

"If you took Vardy out of Leicester team, would it have more impact than taking Kane out of Tottenham’s team? I have a feeling Spurs might be able to cope but that Vardy is a fraction more important to Leicester."

Keown's argument is an interesting one - and may even justify Vardy not being named player of the year.

For where would either Vardy or Leicester be without Riyad Mahrez, the creative hub behind the Foxes' success?

This season's player of the year contest is one full of quality and, ultimately, it's all down to opinion.

Some Spurs fans may call for Kane, some West Ham fans Dimitri Payet. Keown thinks Vardy - and Leicester supporters may be split between him, Mahrez or N'Golo Kante.

Whoever wins, it's been a campaign to remember for all of them.

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