Harry Kane might be third in the early stages of the race for the Premier League Golden Boot, but the Tottenham striker has more assists this season any other player in Europe.
Here are the top ten assist providers from Europe’s top five leagues…
10) Gaetan Laborde – Montpellier
Minutes per assist: 152
Laborde scored a goal and created another in the same Ligue Un match three times last season – only Kylian Mbappe and Neymar achieved that feat more often, with both PSG stars on four.
9) Jonathan Bamba – Lille
Minutes per assist: 158
“Last season was not good in terms of my expectations,” said Bamba of his own performances last term. The 24-year-old created five goals and scored only one but he has started this season on fire, with three goals in addition to four assists.
8) Florian Thauvin – Marseille
Minutes per assist: 141
Florian Thauvin is back in 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗹𝗼𝘄 🔥
In Ligue 1 this season:
• 7 Games
• 3 Goals
• 4 Assists
— Football Index (@FootballIndex) October 21, 2020
7) John McGinn – Aston Villa
Minutes per assist: 90
Despite Jack Grealish and Ross Barkley hogging the headlines for Villa this term, McGinn has provided the most assists. Only on the opening day did the Scotland midfielder fail to create a goal.
6) Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
Minutes per assist: 88
Muller is starting where he left off last term when he set a Bundesliga record for most assists in a single season. The Bayern Munich star created 21 goals to break the previous benchmark set by Kevin De Bruyne in 2014-15.
5) Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain
Minutes per assist: 86
The France star is doing his best to put himself in the shop window for next season. Axel Tuanzebe and Aaron Wan-Bissaka didn’t help him…
4) Giovanni Reyna – Borussia Dortmund
Minutes per assist: 85
The 17-year-old recorded three of his four assists in the same game when he laid on the opening three goals in Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Freiburg.
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) October 6, 2020
3) Dani Olmo – RB Leipzig
Minutes per assist: 80
With Timo Werner gone, Leipzig have played the last couple of games without a striker, with Emil Forsberg furthest forward and Olmo in a free role behind him. It seems to work…
D🅰️🅰️🅰️🅰️ni Olmo 😏
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) October 18, 2020
2) Darwin Nunez – Benfica
Minutes per assist: 83
Uruguay international winger Nunez has started to repay Benfica’s faith after they smashed the Portuguese transfer record to pay Almeria around £20million this summer.
Harry Kane with a sensational assist. 🤤pic.twitter.com/KJHFGgbnbp
— 90min (@90min_Football) October 18, 2020
1) Harry Kane – Tottenham
Minutes per assist: 63
The Spurs striker recorded a ridiculous four assists in the 5-2 at Southampton (before capping his performance with a goal of his own) and he’s created a goal in each of the three matches since.
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