Foxes of Leicester nominates Leicester City’s Player and Young Player of the Year for 2019/20, from some great performers.
As we reach the twilight stages of the Premier League season, the time has come to reflect on the performances so far this campaign, with the aim of deciding two players that deserve recognition in the form of individual awards – Young Player of The Season and Player of The Season.
Firstly, Young Player of The Season. Last years ceremony crowned James Maddison the finest young talent of Leicester City’s season, and it’s hard to argue with that. The then 21-year-old, contributed towards 14 of the Foxes’ goals throughout the campaign (7 goals and 7 assists), and was rewarded soon after with his first England appearance – a cameo in their 7-0 dismantle of Montenegro.
This time out, Maddison’s name would have definitely been in contention again, had he fit the criteria of being aged 21 or under. A stellar season for the former Norwich City attacking-midfielder, ending with a total of 9 goals contributions (6 goals and 3 assists). However, for me, this years award deserves to go to somebody a little closer to the Leicester City home, one of their own.
It’s been a terrific second Premier League campaign for exciting left-winger, Harvey Barnes, and one that’s fitting of an individual award. Barnes’ goal contributions match that of Maddison’s Young Player of the Season campaign, with 14 goal contributions (6 goals and 8 assists) and that’s one of a few justifiable reasons that the Countesthorpe-born winger deserves the award.