Van Persie vs. Suarez vs. Bale: Who Deserves to Win Player of the Year?

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The debate as to who wins 2012-13 Premier League player of the year will likely come down to a decision between three very difficult attacking talents—Robin van Persie of Manchester United, Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez of Liverpool.

Van Persie is the elegant assassin who looks to have propelled United to a 20th league title. Signed from Arsenal in the summer, the Dutchman has delivered exactly what Sir Alex Ferguson hoped he might—ruthless finishing and regular match-winning heroics. He’s been the difference.

On form, Bale is arguably the best player in Europe right now. The wondrous Welshman has gone on a goal binge for Spurs and is heavily responsible for their position inside the Premier League top three. Pace, power, poise—Bale has it all and his youth suggests more is to come.

Suarez is the Premier League’s top scorer with 21 goals. The Uruguayan has been deadly in front of goal and his tireless work-rate had added considerably to Liverpool’s effort. With him, Brendan Rodgers has overseen a mediocre campaign with several highlights. Without him, Liverpool would be in serious trouble.

In this clip, B/R’s World Football Editor Will Tidey and National Lead Writer Dan Levy debate which of three is most deserving of being named Premier League player of the season.

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