Far too often, players at bigger teams are automatically overrated, and their talent deemed greater than imagined. When new forwards burst onto the scene, supporters and media alike overhype their potential, giving them an even bigger pedestal to fall from.
However, quite often a player is overhyped for a variety of other reasons. The list below was picked from players who are regularly overrated because of the country of their birth, a moment of genius, or a particular coach has taken quite a likening to their skills set. Moods, lack of consistency and their general ability make them all overrated. This may hit a nerve, but the fact remains that supporters too regularly overhype players that play for their club.
Are any of these players wrongly placed on this list? Could you want any of these leading the lines? Here's five of the world's most overrated forwards.
#1 Carlos Bacca – AC Milan
It was only a few short years ago Carlos Bacca burst onto the scene on the European stage when the Colombian international scored some crucial goals for Sevilla during their Europa League successes under Unai Emery. Since then, the 30-year-old has become one of the most sought-after strikers in European football before dwindling out to become a player Milan will be required to move on if they are to stake their claim amongst the elites of European football once again.
Bacca has scored 31 goals in just 64 appearances for the Rossoneri but he continues to attract interest from mid-table Premier League sides.
The Colombian forward remains a good squad player for the club to consider, nonetheless, if the new owners have ambitions to dominate the European football stage once again, then they need to look elsewhere and soon.