Kevin De Bruyne believes Mohamed Salah should, and indeed will pick up the
"Yeah, I think if you can choose nobody from our team, I think he [Salah] deserves it", De Buryne said.
"He's been remarkable and to compete with somebody that's scored that many goals, you're not going to win.
Unbelievable season for us. Very happy to call us champions this year pic.twitter.com/Ulvw5zQyaa— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) April 15, 2018
David Silva, Leroy Sane, David De Gea and Harry Kane have also been nominated for the award, but with players not allowed to vote for themselves or team-mates, De Bruyne's options are limited.
However, the World Cup-bound attacker insisted that if he were permitted to do so, Silva, whose son was born prematurely in December, would get his vote.
"For me, I think if I could vote personally, I would vote for David", he added.
My 3rd league but this one is the most special.Thanks to everyone for supporting me in this tough year! pic.twitter.com/kKslE189uu— David Silva (@21LVA) April 15, 2018
De Bruyne has had the chance to see his Egyptian counterpart up close and personal on four occasions this term, with City coming out on the losing end in three of them.
However, the 26-year-old told believes the trio of defeats at the hands of the Reds, alongside Manchester United's shock derby day comeback earlier this month, will not define Manchester City's season.