In these first months of the 2013-14 season, European soccer seems to be living a sort of redemption in some of the biggest leagues of the continent as they are being dominated and starred by certain teams that, despite having a rich history, have not had great results in the last years. As a matter of fact, while the English Premier League is being owned by Arsenal and Liverpool; Atletico Madrid is giving real struggles to Barcelona as they are both tied up in the first place of La Liga, three points above the giants of Real Madrid.
Moreover, in Serie A, Juventus supremacy does not hide the magnificent beginning of the season of Roma, who is still unbeaten after 15 matches. In France, furthermore, the new Monaco is proudly keeping the pace of PSG, who is only two points above Claudio Ranieri‘s team.
However, the biggest surprise of the year is coming from the Portuguese Primeira Liga, where the Sporting CP is finally revolutionizing a league that, in the last 10 years, has only been won by two teams, Benfica and Porto. This year, 12 matches into the season, Sporting is leading the standings with a two-point advantage over the two main rivals.
Even more, the 18-time league winners are dominating the domestic tournament by the hand of the Colombian striker Fredy Montero, who, despite is at the first European experience of his career, has already become one of the biggest revelations across the continent by leading the top-scorer table with 13 goals, including a hat-trick on his debut game.
This, however, is not necessarily a surprise for many fans, considering that Montero has always been able to score at least one goal in the debut of every single league he has played, such as the Colombian first division with Deportivo Cali and the MLS with the Seattle Sounders, who owns the property of the player.
For all these reasons, Montero will certainly be one of the most desired players in the transfer market of next summer. Considering his great talent and high-scoring rate, he could rapidly adapt to the magnitude of any league, including the Italian Serie A, from which there have already been rumors involving his name. Without a doubt, he would be a perfect fit for many Italian clubs, who could based, on Montero, their future successes, without having to spend considerable amounts of money.