2. Ricardo Pereira (Nice – Leicester)
James Maddison might get the headlines, but he wasn’t voted the club’s player of the season. No, that honour fell to their Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira, signed from Nice in a £20 million deal. It was smart business by the Foxes as they looked to upgrade a position held for a number of seasons by Danny Simpson.
Pereira is one of the best right-backs in the division, his signing was a coup by Leicester. His attacking threat is up there with the best, while he is also excellent defensively. He was one of only four players with over 100 completed tackles by April.