All week at ProSoccerTalk we are reviewing the dramatic 2014-15 Premier League season. From dishing out awards to looking back at the highs and lows in the 380 games as 20 teams battled it out, we’ll have every angle covered.
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For the full archive of our review content, just hit the link above. Now, we crown our Young Player of the Season.
Here’s what our writers had to say about their selections…
Joe Prince-Wright selects… Harry Kane
Tottenham’s striker has come from absolutely nowhere to become the darling of Spurs and England over the past nine months. A powerful forward who not only banged in 31 goals in all competitions but also held the ball up and became the focal point of Spurs’ attack. Expected plenty more from this 21-year-old.
Nick Mendola selects… Eden Hazard
He was only 23 at the start of the season… He’s a wizard, a master manipulator of the ball, defenders and seemingly gravity. There is no young player in the world I’d rather have on my team for the next decade. If you’re looking for variety, we can go with Harry Kane because he’s big and powerful and English, and I doubt the media will go for anything less than the Hurricane.
Kyle Bonn selects… Harry Kane
Harry Kane’s goal tally, given he only truly started in November, is something else. This is as easy of a decision as it gets.
Kyle Lynch selects… Harry Kane
The 21-year-old scored 21 goals on the year, good for second place in the Premier League. What makes it even more impressive, Kane didn’t get his first start until November 9. His goals won Tottenham 24 points, more than any other player in the league.
Andy Edwards selects… Harry Kane
He’s the breakout player of the year, from out of nowhere. If you predicted 21 goals from Kane this season, you need to be buying lottery tickets on a regular basis.
Duncan Day… David de Gea
High pressure was trained on Manchester United to crack the top four, and David de Gea stepped up magnificently. Without him, the Red Devils’ season may have unfolded differently.