In the Professional Footballers' Association Player and Young Player of the year awards, both Gareth Bale and Samir Nasri have been nominated and are favorites to win.

Both players are part of the seven players nominated in each category. In the Player of the year award, Charlie Adam, Scott Parker, Carlos Tevez, Rafael van der Vaart and Nemanja Vidic complete the nominations.

The Young Player of the Year award also includes Jack Wilshere, Seamus Coleman, Joe Hart, Javier Hernandez and Nani.

According to PFA Chief Gordon Taylor, Bale, who burst into the limelight with a hat-trick at Inter Milan ion the Champions League, was great value for money at just £5m.

It took Gareth some time after he came to Tottenham from Southampton - in fact he had some adverse publicity - but suddenly he has blossomed. He said. He has come through and more than fulfilled everyone's expectations and I think he looks real value for money at just £5million. The impact he has made, the goals he has got, he has been quite outstanding.

He also had words of praise for West Ham's consistent midfielder Scott Parker.

You would have to say, without doubt, Scott has been West Ham's outstanding player and if they stay in the Premier League, you would have to say he would have been very much responsible for that. He added. Things looked quite hopeless at times for West Ham but he managed to keep them going.

Amongst the nominations for the Young Player of the Year category, he particularly highlighted Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.

He said, He's not the biggest or the tallest but he has a real zest for the game, and is certainly not afraid to make a tackle. His control, his left foot, his perception and vision are exceptional. The world of football is really at his feet.