5 breakout players this season from each of Europe's top 5 leagues
We have approached the mid point of the 2018-19 European football season, with lots of surprises and enthralling football along the way.
While some major heavyweights like Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich have flattered to deceive, it has been smooth sailing for the likes of PSG, Liverpool, and Juventus who are all yet to lose.
The league races are gradually beginning to take shape in a lot of countries, as the major contenders have distanced themselves from the rest of the pack, with the title race still being open in leagues like the EPL and LaLiga, while in the Serie A and Ligue 1, it is all but a foregone conclusion, owing to the very healthy lead held by Juventus and PSG respectively.
Every year offers an opportunity for us to witness the birth of a new superstar, as a previously unheralded player grabs his opportunity, catapulting himself to global stardom with his displays on the field, and this season has been no different.
In this piece, we profile five hitherto unrated players who have put in spectacular displays in each of Europe's top five leagues.
#1 Premier League 2018-19
Breakout star - Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
The 26-year-old has been one of the revelations of the season, with his performances for Bournemouth in this campaign earning him widespread plaudits.
Having been just another Premier League striker for the last 4 seasons, Wilson has exploded during this campaign, and already boasts 8 goals (matching his best ever season tally), as well as 6 assists from just 18 PL matches.
His impressive form for Eddie Howe's men led to him getting his maiden England call-up in November, and he repaid Gareth Southgate's faith by grabbing a goal on his international debut for the Three Lions.
Indeed, such has been Wilson's form that there have been officially confirmed reports that a number of big Premier League clubs (including Chelsea) are interested in his services, and if the former Coventry man can keep up this pace, then we can expect that he won't be at the Vitality Stadium for much longer.
Honorable mention - Richarlison (Everton)
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