Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes that Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Everton's Romelu Lukaku are better than Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic and that he would choose the duo ahead of the Super Swede.
The 35-year-old who moved on a free transfer from French giants Paris Saint-Germain this season has had a brilliant debut campaign scoring 28 goals in 46 games in all competitions so far, including the winner against Southampton in the EFL Cup final.
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While he has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year, he has missed out on on the PFA Team of the Year, something which Hasselbaink believes is the right decision taken.
"You can't ignore Kane. You can't ignore Lukaku. Lukaku has done exceptionally well for Everton, scoring those kinds of goals. Kane has gone onto a next level after last year and on top of that he has missed a lot of games this year", Hasselbaink said to Sky Sports as quoted by Express.
"You would want to see Zlatan there because he's played some really good football but I would have to agree. I would put Kane and Lukaku in front of Zlatan at the moment", the former Chelsea striker added.
The PFA team has been dominated by players from the top two teams in the league with a total of eight players making it from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur while N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard are considered to be the favourites to win the PFA Player of the Year award.
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