Former Manchester City star hits out at Premier League's Aguero blind spot

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Former Manchester City star turned pundit Trevor Sinclair has hit out at the Player of the Year nominations.

The Professional Footballers' Association has announced the six players to have made the shortlist for the Player of the Year award.

Unsurprisingly, shock leaders Leicester City make up half of the field, with star midfielder N'Golo Kante and deadly duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy also on the shortlist.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil, who leads the Premier League in assists, makes the list as does West Ham United's signing of the summer Dmitri Payet.

The list is completed by Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane who is currently the league's top scorer with 22 goals.

But Manchester City's talismanic Sergio Aguero closed to within one of Kane after his superb hat-trick against Chelsea last time.

Sinclair mocks Aguero omission

And now Sinclair, who played 82 times and scored five goals for his boyhood club between 2003 and 2007, has criticised Aguero's continued omission from the list on BBC's Match of the Day.

"Again (Aguero) has not even been mentioned for Player of the Year," Sinclair told MOTD.

"Twenty or 20-odd goals again and he keeps on getting ignored."

MOTD host Gary Lineker agreed with Sinclair's sentiments and it will certainly be embarrassing for the organisers of the prestigious honour is Aguero goes on to pip Kane in the scoring charts.

If Aguero eclipses Kane organisers will be left red-faced

It also brings into question why the nominations are cast with six and seven games still to play at the business end of the season when trophies and titles are won and lost.

Should Aguero go on to be the league's top scorer and help City to the Champions League his achievement would surely better that of someone like Ozil or even Kane should Spurs fail to win the title.

While all the players mentioned have enjoyed fine campaigns, surely the Player of the Year should be decided at the culmination of what is a long hard season.

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