Let's meet the best strikers who are standing out in European soccer, outside of the top 7 of major leagues.
We tell you which are those forwards who have been having a more than outstanding performance in their respective leagues. Photos: IG-salem.aaron, IG-tpegas
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When we think of the most transcendent players on the planet, we almost always refer to the top European leagues: England, France, Spain, Italy, or Germany. However, in the old continent, there are also a large number of professional soccer players who stand out and manage to attract the attention of elite clubs.
In this second part, we will continue to see those forwards who have been having a more than outstanding performance in their respective leagues, with great goal averages, and who could soon become reinforcements of the top 5 teams. Do you accompany us to discover who they are?
Aaron Boupendza - (Hataysport - Turkey)
Turkish soccer grows little by little due to the appearance of these soccer players with enormous performance. Born in Gabon, the 24-year-old forward is being a true revelation at Hatayspor. From France Football they indicate that the "panther" is having an awakening in that league, after failed steps by the French league.
For many years he traveled to clubs in that competition, such as Girondins de Bordeaux, Tours, Ajaccio or Pau FC. He was even at the Feirense de Portugal, where he did not have an outstanding performance either. However, he arrived in Turkey free ... and everything changed: with 21 goals in 32 games, this fast soccer player, who can also play on the wings, shows that he deserves a new opportunity in a top league.
Sardar Azmoun - (Saint Petersburg Zenith - Russia)
The Russian league also has its own. The player at the moment is, without a doubt, this 26-year-old Iranian talent, who with his 1.86 meters became a true gunner that all rivals fear. At present, it has a market value of 23 million euros and is being tested to be part of the Valencia of Spain.
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The performance of this jewel fully supports this interest: he has a mark of 16 goals in 22 games at Zenit. In addition to ensuring a scoring quota, Azmoun stands out for being a very complete soccer player: his tactical notion makes him collaborate with the midfield when making plays, something that he complements with a formidable technique. Perhaps it is time for him to leave Russia and move on to a top-tier league.
Odsonne Edouard - (Celtic FC - Scotland)
The 23-year-old French soccer player is having a superlative performance in the Scottish Premiership. For this reason, the "neighboring" countries pay a lot of attention to him, which makes teams of the stature of Arsenal, West Ham or Italian Milan seek to incorporate him for the next season. Currently, it has an approximate market value of 15 million euros, with a mark of 16 goals in 26 games.
Thanks to his 1.86 meters, he stands out for being a stout professional, but fast and with a great dribble, so he can also play on the right-wing. Previously, he had had a little experience at PSG, but it didn't take much place because of the enormous competition at his position. Will he return to the ring in the major leagues?
Vladyslav Kulach (Vorskla Poltava - Ukraine)
Ukrainian soccer also has some high-quality professionals. At the moment, the most prominent is this local talent from Vorskla Poltava, a club to which he came free after passing through Shakhtar Donetsk, where he had not stood out too much. There he began to revalue: he has scored 13 goals in about 18 games.
He is characterized as a soccer player who can play in the center of the front, but who can also lag behind and act as a midfielder, and even as a right-winger, due to his great speed. So far, he has never had a chance to move to a top-tier team, but at 27 he seems to be at the right time to make the leap.
Tomas Pekhart (Legia of Warsaw - Poland)
Polish soccer has always been the land of gunners. Currently, the greatest exponent in the world is Robert Lewandowski, but we should not stop looking at stars who are standing out in this league. Well, one of them is Tomas Pekhart, a Czech striker who plays for Legia Warsaw.
Although 31 years old, the 1.94-meter pro is strong as one of the league's top offensive cards, where he has an impressive 22 goals in 24 games. The truth is that he went through many top 5 clubs, such as Tottenham, FC. Nürnberg or UD Las Palmas, but his current path leads us to reconsider whether he deserves a new passage through those leagues.
We hope you've met a lot of high-level forwards! Surely, many of them will be in big European teams in the next season.