Dilan Markanday nominated for season award for Spurs achievements despite leaving in January

Dilan Markanday, who left Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window, has been nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Season award.

Markanday was on fire for Tottenham’s Under-23s in the first half of the season, with 12 goals and five assists in 14 Premier League 2 appearances (Transfermarkt).

The Spurs academy product made his first-team debut for the North Londoners in their 1-0 loss to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League back in October under former boss Nuno Espirito Santo.

Despite Tottenham offering the 20-year-old a new contract (Sky Sports) the winger decided to join Blackburn Rovers in January to play regular first-team football.

Unfortunately for the youngster, he picked up a hamstring injury just days after his move to Ewood Park, which put him out of action for the rest of the season (Lancashire Telegraph).

Despite playing just half a season in Premier League 2, the former Spurs winger is among the eight players nominated for the Player of the Season award.

Spurs Web Opinion

The fact that he is shortlisted despite only playing half a season shows that Markanday was head and shoulders above almost every player in Premier League 2 this season. The 20-year-old is certainly a huge loss for Tottenham and I would not be surprised if he took the Championship by storm next season for Tony Mowbray’s side.

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