PFA Young Player of the Year: Bookies odds suggest two-horse race, with Liverpool star outsider

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Bookmakers make the honour of being named PFA Player of the Year a two-horse race between two of Tottenham Hotspur’s fledgling England stars, according to Standard Sport.

As Standard Sport reports, leading bookmaker Bet Victor makes midfield prodigy Dele Alli, 20, the red-hot favourite at 1-8, with striker Harry Kane his only close rival at odds of 5-1.

Kane is the current holder of the prize after his 21-goal season for Spurs last term, and he has kicked on this campaign with 22 so far in Tottenham’s tilt at the Premier League title.

But it seems as though even he will find it hard to challenge Alli, who has been an absolute sensation for club and country, 12 months after playing League One football for MK Dons.

Everton pair Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley have had fine seasons themselves, but their long odds of 25-1 and 33-1 respectively is a testament to the excellence of the Spurs duo.

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is considered a firm outsider at odds of 40-1, while Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland completes the nominees, and can be backed at 50-1.

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