In the world of football, some players need time to adjust to a new club, but for a select few, the transition is smooth. Here, we highlight four players from Europe’s top leagues who have made a remarkable impact with their new teams.
JUDE BELLINGHAM (REAL MADRID):
Jude Bellingham’s arrival at Real Madrid was no ordinary one. He not only joined the club but also boldly requested the iconic No. 6 shirt, previously worn by Zinedine Zidane.
Real Madrid invested £88.5 million to bring the young talent from Borussia Dortmund, and it’s proving to be a smart move. Bellingham is already recognized as one of the world’s most versatile midfielders, and he’s taken his goal-scoring abilities to new heights.
In just 13 games across LaLiga and the Champions League, he has netted an impressive 13 goals. What’s even more astonishing is that three of these goals were injury-time winners, including a memorable brace in his El Clasico debut against Barcelona. Bellingham’s rise has been nothing short of impressive.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that despite being just 20 years old, he has already claimed the 18th spot in the 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or rankings.
HARRY KANE (BAYERN MUNICH)
Harry Kane’s move from his childhood team, Tottenham, to Bayern Munich raised eyebrows, but it has proven to be a success.
The30-year-old England captain has become a prolific scorer in his new team, with 12 goals and five assists in just nine Bundesliga games, including two hat-tricks, one of which featured a spectacular long-range goal against Darmstadt. Additionally, Kane has contributed to Bayern’s impressive start in the Champions League, and it seems likely that his first major trophy with the club is on the horizon.
JAMES MADDISON (TOTTENHAM)
James Maddison has embraced a significant role at Tottenham, stepping up to fill Harry Kane’s shoes. He joined Spurs from Leicester for £40 million and has quickly become a key player in their attacking style under Ange Postecoglou. Maddison has contributed with three goals and five assists in the Premier League. He’s the leader in creating chances (31) and completing final-third passes (201) in the division. Despite his impressive start, Postecoglou has urged the 26-year-old to aim higher and become one of the world’s top players, hinting at even better days ahead.
Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool)
Liverpoolexperienced significant departures this summer, but in Dominik Szoboszlai from Hungary, they’ve found a valuable addition. The 23-year-old former RB Leipzig player has rejuvenated Liverpool’s midfield with his tireless energy, impressive passing skills, and his ability to make an impact in both defense and attack.
He stands out among Premier League midfielders, ranking in the top five for various statistics like interceptions in the defensive and middle thirds, final-third passes, and created chances.
As we enter November, it’s worth noting that Szoboszlai is the only player in Jurgen Klopp’s squad to have played every minute in the Premier League, highlighting his vital role in the team’s success.
In recognition of his outstanding performance, which included his first assists for the club, Szoboszlai is named the @Carlsberg Player of the Match.