A neutral poll on Twitter from Soccer AM has seen over twice as many people select Mo Salah for the Premier League Player of the Year award than Kevin de Bruyne.
At the time of writing, 6.8k people have retweeted to select Liverpool’s winger, while De Bruyne has 3k likes.
(If it was the other way round and Salah was the ‘like’ option, he’d be winning by more, as people are less inclined to retweet…)
Who should win PFA Player of the Year?
RT for Mo Salah 🔁
FAV for Kevin De Bruyne ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xiacOhwS96
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) March 20, 2018
Annoyingly, the votes for the Player’s Player of the Year have already been submitted, despite the fact there’s months left of the season – which means De Bruyne is likely to scoop that gong.
But the more prestigious Football Writer’s Award is yet to be voted upon, meaning our Egyptian has a fantastic chance.
He’s scored 28 Premier League goals, 21 more than De Bruyne, which is incredible considering he’s notched just one penalty and plays on the right wing, while registering nine assists, just five less than De Bruyne.
Statistically, Salah may register the greatest season in the history of the Premier League, with 31 goals the current record for a 38 goal campaign.
City are a tremendous side and will deservedly win the title, but the Player of the Year award is meant to be irrespective of where a team finishes.
For that reason, Salah should walk it, if there’s any justice.