Manchester City’s all time top goalscorer has been nominated for the award after his fine club form, where he won the Premier League, EFL Cup and the Community Shield at the Etihad.
The Liverpool goalkeeper moved from Roma for a world record fee at the time. He has since established himself as one of the Premier League’s finest goalkeepers and helped Roma reach the semi-finals of the Champions League, famously knocking out Barcelona.
Bale has filled the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu and has proved Lopetegui right for having faith in the Welshman. The 29-year old was instrumental in Madrid’s Champions League triumph, notably scoring an incredible overhead kick against Liverpool in Kiev.
Benzema scored 11 times in 32 LaLiga matches as he helped Real Madrid lift the Champions League during an impressive season. His two brace against Bayern Munich and opener in the final against Liverpool were vital for the club’s success.
Cavani has combined with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé at PSG with incredible effect. The trio has formed a formidable partnership and have enjoyed league and cup success in France. Cavani has scored 28 goals since last January in all competitions.