The season is drawing to a close and the nominees for the 2013 PFA Players' Player of the Year have officially been announced.
The PFA Players' Player of the Year and the PFA Young Player of the Year are annual awards given to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year across all the professional leagues in England. The Young Player awards requires the player to be 23 or under at the start of the season. There has been no shortage of worthy contenders, however six names have now been short-listed as stand-out performers this season.
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has been short-listed for not only the PFA Players' Player of the Year but also the Young Player of the Year award.
Winner of the 2010-2011 PFA Players' Player of the Year award, Gareth Bale has come on leaps and bounds this season in what has been a landmark campaign for the 23 year old.
With 27 appearances coming in the Premier League and 17 goals, Gareth Bale has proved his importance to this current Spurs side in their quest for Champions League football.
It was clear that in order for the Welshman to take his own personal game to greater heights it was vital that he could add goals to his game on a more consistent basis, and that is exactly what he has done this season. This season Bale has also been deployed in numerous positions in the attacking third, despite originally starting his career as a left back. He has proven not only does he have the ability, but also the desire and passion to excel in the Barclays Premier League. Gareth is the ideal professional, and this could give him the final push to be crowned PFA Players' Player of The Season of 2013.