Newcastle United ace Allan Saint-Maximin has lost out to Martin Dubravka as the Tyneside club’s player of the year for the 2019/20 season.
As per the official website of the Magpies, the 31-year old takes over from last campaign’s winner Salomon Rondon and becomes the sixth different keeper to win the award.
Indeed, having played in every minute of this Premier League term, keeping a relatively impressive 11 clean sheets in the process, perhaps the choice of Dubravka is justified.
However, one player who may count themselves unlucky to have missed out on the accolade is Saint-Maximin.
Indeed, the 23-year old has arguably been a revelation in his debut season at St. James’ Park, bein ever so influential especially in the top flight.
Saint-Maximin scored three goals and made a further four assists in England’s highest division in this campaign, while also creating eight big chances and averaging 4.7 successful dribbles and 1.3 key passes per game, according to Sofascore.
In addition to these stats, the choice of Dubravka could also be put into question based off of the fact that he made the most errors leading to goals out of any other player in the league (via premierleague.com).
Nevertheless, the Slovakian international has won the award ahead of Saint-Maximin and will surely be hoping to win it for the next term if possible.
Who would you have voted for as Newcastle player of the year?
Whether he keeps his place in the team though is another matter, especially with the summer transfer window opening and a proposed takeover looming large over the North East.
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