The Top 8 Players Who Hit The Ground Running For Their Clubs In 2020

The Top 8 Players Who Hit The Ground Running For Their Clubs In 2020
by Abiodun Apena

While it is the joy of every professional clubs to see their new recruits from the transfer market hit the ground running in terms of performance as quick as possible, but when they didn’t it becomes a big concern for the manager and club hierarchy.The Top 8 Players Who Hit The Ground Running For Their Clubs In 2020

Having said that, some summer signings have players who hit the ground running, while it takes some weeks or months for them to adapt to their new teams. However there are those who have settled in perfectly in their new environment.

While we gradually begin the new year in the world of football, we’ll take a look at the top eight prominent players on Sportyleagues who moved clubs in summer of 2020, and hit the ground running instantly.

Diogo Jota – (Liverpool)

If there is any player who has been a mind-blowing blessing to his new team, since he joined then it his the former Wolverhampton man. Jota signed for the Kop as a cover for the regular three members of their impressive trident in Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, and Robert Firmino.

Not everyone would have thought the Portuguese youngster would be an instant success for Liverpool, but surprisingly he has managed to become a mainstay in the team. Jota signed for Liverpool in a deal that worth $53 million, and he has since scored nine goals in 17 appearances for Jurgen Kloop side as he becomes a reliable back up to their front three.

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Ferran Torres – (Manchester City)

In the absence of the club’s goalscorer Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus to injuries, the former Valencia star has featured in Guardiola’s team both as a winger and a false nine since he joined the sky Blue. Torres has netted five goals in 12 games for City, having joined from the Mestalla side following the exodus of players movement at the club.

Ferran Torres form has been on the upward trajectory since he moved to England, which has also been evident in his performances for the Spanish national team, scoring an hat trick against Germany. As it’s stand with his performances so far, the Spaniard has proven himself to be a worthy recruits for Pep.

Luis Suarez – (Atletico Madrid)


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The Uruguayan departing Barcelona looks like the world is coming to an immediate end for him, due to his close friendship with the club’s biggest player Lionel Messi. However, even though it’s hurt him deeply, as a professional he moved on swiftly as he joined Los Rojiblancos.

Having joined the red part of Madrid from Nou Camp, Luis Suarez has scored 8 goals for Simeone led side which shows the Uruguayan international his still very much active in front of goal. While Suarez was leaving Barcelona in the summer, many opined that the former Liverpool man has passed his prime and can’t deliver at the highest stage any longer but surprisingly with his move to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano he has proved many wrong by hitting the ground running.

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Gonzalez Pedri – (Barcelona)

Age 18 and already performing like a 25 year old star at Barcelona, the former Las Palmas youngster has been a blessing to the Catalan giant since he moved club despite the torrid time the club are faced with concerning Messi’s future and the unimpressive form of the team.

Pedri is arguably the second best player for the Catalan club behind Messi, having impressed with his display this season which makes him standout amongst the entire Barcelona team. The Spaniard has not only showed his bravery and sharpness on the field, he has also shown he could lead the Catalan giant to war as he grow with his Barcelona career.

Alvaro Morata – (Juventus)

Morata is now the new journeyman of football, in search of where he would find more playing time. As such his move to Juventus happened to be the perfect home he’s been searching for having been with the Turin side in his first stint during Max Allegri reigns.

Since the Spaniard forward moved to the Seria A Champions, he has managed ten goals and six assists in 17 appearances for the Old Lady. Morata’s form has also earned him a place in the Spanish national team, having hit the ground running at Juventus since joining Andrea Pirlo’s led side featuring alongside Ronaldo.

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Sergio Reguilon – (Tottenham)

After Sevilla’s triumph in the Europa League at the final against Inter Milan, the conversation around the young Spaniard was his next destination. Been own by Real Madrid, it means his mandated to return to the Santiago Bernabeu since the Andalusia side couldn’t sign him on a permanent deal.

While training with the first team at Madrid, his next destination was sorted with him leaving for Tottenham Hotspur. Since Jose Mourinho needed a well trusted left back who could contribute both in defence and attack, he opted for the former Sevilla man and he has since hit the ground running with vintage performances relegating Ben Davies to the bench.

The Top 8 Players Who Hit The Ground Running For Their Clubs In 2020

Ollie Watkins – (Aston Villa)

It’s been an impressive start to the season for Aston Villa, having suffered a scare of returning to the Championship last season. While last season wasn’t a good one for them, it was expected that with their hefty spending in the transfer market this season they should be able to up their game, which they’ve been doing painstakingly.

Amongst the players who has help them shone out impressive performances this season, his no other than former Brentford forward Ollie Watkins who was signed for £28 million. Having played three huge impressive season in the Championship,he made a step up to the topflight by joining Villa as their record signing, even though many weren’t satisfied with the deal however he has proved them all wrong with his performances so far.

The Top 8 Players Who Hit The Ground Running For Their Clubs In 2020

Wesley Fofana – (Leicester City)

Fofana’s £36 million move from Saint Etienne to Leicester City instantly put a pressure on his shoulder to deliver, having joined the Foxes with such huge amount. Surprisingly the former St Etienne star didn’t disappoint and he has since excelled in Rodgers team.

In his first 10 matches for the Foxes in the Premier League, he hit the ground running with mouthwatering performances. So making this list says a lot about how impressive and important he’s been for Leicester City since he moved club with his aggressiveness and quickness on the ball.

The Top 8 Players Who Hit The Ground Running For Their Clubs In 2020

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