Harry Redknapp picks Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy for Player of the Year nod

Jamie Vardy

The England striker has had an incredible season at the King Power Stadium.

The PFA Player of the Year nominations have been announced for the upcoming season and it is Leicester City who dominate the nominees.

Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante and bookies favourite Riyad Mahrez are all on the list as Leicester look to win the Premier League title.

Making up the six are Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet.

It is a tough choice between the six of them but former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp seems to be backing Leicester City striker Vardy for the prize.

Speaking to talkSPORT yesterday (14/04/2016) Redknapp admitted he was not sure where it would go but believes Vardy has to be right in the mix:

“It’s a difficult one. I think Vardy has got to be bang there hasn’t he?

“With what he has achieved this year with his goals, Harry Kane again, it’s going to be tight top goalscorer this year between those two.

“Mahrez has been excellent at Leicester, Kante at Leicester.

“Normally someone jumps out at you. This year it is quite open there is quite a few candidates, it will be interesting.”

It would have been easy to suggest that Redknapp might in fact fancy one of Payet or Kane – considering his West Ham and Tottenham background.

But Vardy’s season at Leicester has been magnificent.

His goals are driving the club to the Premier League title, he broke the record for consecutive goalscoring in the top-flight and has emerged as a genuine England international prospect.

Nobody would deserve the award more.

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