Jamie Redknapp Doesn't Name Son Heung-Min In Player Of The Year Candidates

Jamie Redknapp has named the six players who he things will compete for the Player of the Year awards at the end of the Premier League season but Son Heung-Min isn't amongst them.

It might only be February but it's already getting to that time of the year when we start looking towards the end of the season and who might be picking up the big prizes when it finishes.

We aren't wishing our lives, or the season, away but once we've got through the busy January period you can't help but eye up the lay of the land and wonder where the honors are going.

The Premier League is fascinating this season as we generally can't be sure who will be picking up the trophy this time, can Liverpool hang on, will Manchester City manage to defend their title or can Spurs come from nowhere to win.

If the north London side do manage they'll have a lot to thank Son Heung-min for especially with the South Korean returning from the Asian Cup recently to save them from dropped points twice in a week.

However, writing in his Daily Mail column, former Spurs midfielder didn't name Son as a contender for the Player of the Year award, instead naming Virgil van Dijk, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Harry Kane, Mo Salah, David Silva and Eden Hazard.

Son scored the winner on Saturday against Newcastle. Image: PA Images
Son scored the winner on Saturday against Newcastle. Image: PA Images

Writing in the column the Sky Sports pundit said, "Son Heung-min is having the season of his life...His workrate cannot be questioned. Son made more sprints than any player on the pitch in both of Spurs' games last week despite having recently flown back from the Asian Cup with South Korea.

"He has stepped up and become a key player for Mauricio Pochettino. It is to his immense credit that he is being talked about as a player of the year contender. While Son is making a convincing case, he doesn't quite get into my six-man shortlist."

Salah won last season's Player of the Year award. Image: PA Images
Salah won last season's Player of the Year award. Image: PA Images

Salah won last season after smashing his first league season back in the Premier League and beating Kane to the top scorer.

Once against the Egyptian leads the way in scoring, beating Aubameyang by one goal.

If Spurs do manage to win the league though Son would be difficult to ignore...well Kane will probably win but still...

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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