The top Number 9s in European football this season
The 2017/18 season has been amazing in terms of footballing action. This season, the brand of football played in the domestic leagues has been taken to an altogether new level.
While in the Premier League, Manchester City are running riot, FC Barcelona appear to be in unmatched stride in Spain. Paris-Saint Germain meanwhile, are all beguiled in their new star forwards.
The teams have been playing some sensational football and the goal scoring records have come under fire week in and out.
That said, here is a look at the top five players who wear the number #9 on their back and have wreaked havoc this season.
#5 Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi is yet another Argentine forward who has been in astounding form this season. Sampaoli should be prepared for the selection headaches in Russia.
The 25-year-old is currently enjoying the form of his life at San Siro in 2018. This season, the player has recorded 18 goals for his team in mere 24 appearances. At his current scoring rate, the forward looks set to smash all his previous records with the club.
Icardi's rise to his best has attracted the attention of all the Europe's elite. It is only Feburary and the likes of PSG, Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid have been reported to be interested in the player.
Inter Milan could be facing a tough job ahead in keeping hold of their lead man in 2018.