The midfielder has been placed as an early favourite to win the award.
He joins his Spurs team-mate Harry Kane, Everton pair Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, Stoke City goalie Jack Butland and Liverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho on the shortlist for best young player and is being tipped by many to win the award.
Alli has now spoken about the nomination himself.
He was asked in an interview with Soccer AM today (16/04/16) whether he felt he had the award tied up but the Spurs player remained respectful on the matter:
“I don’t know about that.
“Obviously there’s a lot of great young players out there and I think there has been a lot of standout performances from young people this season so it would be an honour to win it but it’s not won yet. We’ll see.”
Alli has been in superb form for Spurs this season after finally joining up with the club from MK Dons in the summer.
The midfielder has not only thrived for Tottenham in their title hunt but has also made the breakthrough with the England senior team and looks a certain starter at the European Championships in France in the summer.
Whilst there is a lot of talent on that shortlist there is surely no doubt that Alli is the favourite to be crowned the best young player this season.