The Premier league is arguably the most difficult league in the world with a long season, upsets every weekend, and a physical element that only comes with playing with a whole bunch of angry English bastards.
For many, the jump to the Premier League is the biggest move in their careers, unless you’re Luis Suarez giving the middle finger to Liverpool for Barcelona. But the move isn’t necessarily easy, a large majority of players making the jump to the Prem flop because they are unable to adapt to the league.
Here are the 7 best Premier League debut seasons:
El niño. El número nueve de Liverpool. Torres was brilliant in his debut season for Liverpool after making the jump from Atletico Madrid. 33 goals in all comps showed how special he was. Source: Twitter
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Up there with the best Dutch strikers of all-time. The forward's debut season saw him win PFA Player of the Year and score 10 Champions League goals. Class. Source: Twitter
22 goals in all competitions in his debut season with Swansea, but then produced the best disappearing act of all-time. Source: Twitter
With N'Golo Kante, Leicester City don't win the Premier League title. He was snubbed for a place on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, but deserves all the credit for his contributions. Source: Twitter
Although he played for Spurs, Klinsmann was class. The German's goalscoring won him PFA Player of the Year and then took his talents back to Germany. Source: Twitter
Aguero was brought over from Atletico Madrid to win titles and in his first season, he did just that. 30 goals and the most memorable moment against QPR etched the Argentine into City fan's hearts forever. Source: Twitter
But others are able to flourish and make their mark on the league and forever be remembered by fans and have their name sung forever.
Unfortunately, that’s a small percentage, and most end up like Andriy Shevchenko, a legendary player who couldn’t finish for Chelsea, or Paulinho, who wasn’t that great to begin with and secured himself a move to China.