Kevin Debruyne was nominated ahead of rivals his team-mate Joao Cancelo, Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, Bukayo Saka, Tottenham, Son Heung-min and Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse. Debrutne won the award in the 2019-20 season, becoming the fourth player in history to win it more than once.
Kevin Debruyne has contributed to City’s campaign this season, scoring 15 goals and assisting 7 in the league. He was nominated ahead of Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah who has 22 goals and 13 assists.
In his interview after the award, Debruyne said:
“To win this award for a second time is an achievement that I am really proud of,”.
“There is so much quality in the Premier League, and it is a pleasure to be nominated with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs,” added De Bruyne.
“I think my performances this season have been good, and I am happy that I have been able to contribute with goals and assists throughout the season.”
Phillip Foden was voted the youngest player ahead of opponents Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool, Crystal Palace pair Conor Gallagher, and Tyrick Mitchell, Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, Arsenal duo Aaron Ramsdale and Saka, and West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
Phil Foden has scored 9 goals and provided 5 assists this season for Manchester City. The 20-year-old has been terrifying this season for the Sky Blues picking his second award.
He disclosed to BBC after scoring the award saying:
“I’m very proud to have won for the second season in a row,”.
“I have been really happy with my performances this season, and it has been great to contribute to this team in what will hopefully be another successful year for us all.
“To be nominated alongside so many great players is an honour, as they have all had great seasons for their clubs.”
Manchester City will play Aston Villa in the quest to win it for the fourth time under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola. As all games are played at the same time, Manchester City requires a win regardless of the outcome between Liverpool and Wolves.