Trio shortlisted for Player of The Year Award

Per Football 365:

The 23-year-old Argentina international, who has scored 21 goals in 30 league appearances this season, is joined in the six-strong group of nominees by Eastlands team-mates Joe Hart and David Silva.

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, who leads the scoring charts with 27 league goals, is also on the shortlist along with Wayne Rooney of Manchester United and Tottenham's Scott Parker, who lifted the award last year.

Aguero, who joined City from Atletico Madrid last year, is nominated in the Young Player category with Spurs duo Kyle Walker and Gareth Bale.

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea and Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain complete the sextet aiming to follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Jack Wilshere.

No surprise to see Sergio Aguero make the shortlist and my guess is that he misses out to Robin van Persie in the main award but takes the Young Player (aged 23 and under) of The Year honour, but is there an argument that even at City both Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure could have been nominated ahead of Joe Hart and David Silva?

It is unsurprising that Silva is shortlisted as the voting is conducted late February/early March so was prior to his recent downturn in form, but as good as Hart has been - and not to diminish his performances - has he been that good this season to warrant consideration as one of the top six players in the Premier League?

Thoughts?

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