Nigeria born England junior international and Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
Saka, who has recently been contacted with a view to getting him into the Super Eagles fold, received accolades Friday, from the Gunners following the nomination. The club via its website submitted:
“Congratulations to Bukayo Saka who has been nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award!
Our Hale End graduate enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season for our senior team, and underlining his versatility by playing in a variety of different positions, from left back to central midfield.
In addition to his four goals, which included crucial strikes at Standard Liege, Bournemouth and Wolves, the 18-year-old was also one of our main providers last season with 12 assists in all competitions,” the club enthused.
The PFA Awards will be broadcast on Tuesday, September, 8 at 7pm (UK time) on the PFA’s social media channels.
The PFA Awards recognises the outstanding performers from every division and is a celebration of the achievement of all PFA members’ from the last 12 months.
Previous PFA Young Player of the Year winners have included Tony Adams, Paul Merson, Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas, Leah Williamson and Jack Wilshere.
Saka’s nomination is equally unique coming at a time when coronavirus pandemic forced many players to battle with fitness after extended lockdown. For a player to rise above challenges to deliver is considered a feat worthy of commendation.
The new English premier league season (2020–21) begins on September 12 with fans still expected to be locked out due to the pandemic and the social distancing rules.
Men’s PFA Young Player of the Year nominees
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)