The Reigning Assist King Across Europe's Top 5 Leagues Who Only Cost £3m

Jude Summerfield
90Min

​Top attacking midfield players are often measured by their ability to set up teammates, not necessarily through their own goalscoring exploits.

And while Premier League stars like Christian Eriksen and Kevin De Bruyne are always keen to hit double figures for goals scored in a campaign, the number of assists they record is often considered to be more important.

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You would always expect high-profile players like Luis Suarez, Neymar, Thomas Muller and Toni Kroos to be high up on the list when it comes to assists, but none of those players lead Europe when it comes to helping out their teammates.

That accolade goes to RB Leipzig forward Emil  Forsberg, with the Sweden international recording an impressive 13 assists to date during his side's impressive Bundesliga campaign.

Swansea's Icelandic star Gylfi Sigurdsson is impressively second in the overall charts, having tallied 11 assists in 31 Premier League games this season, while also scoring eight goals.

Forsberg signed for Leipzig in 2015 for just £3m and is now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sigurdsson, De Bruyne and Suarez, all of whom are seen as some of the best playmakers throughout Europe.

​​Forsberg will be hoping to add to his tally when Leipzig take on Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

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