Vinicius and Haaland maintain an unattainable pace for Mbappé

Two of the big names that are leaving this start of the 22/23 season are, without a doubt, Erling Haaland and Vinicius Jr. Both footballers have started the season like a shot in their respective teams. The Norwegian does not know that saying about ‘transition stage’ or ‘time to adjust’. After his signing for Manchester City, many people wondered if he would be able to keep up with the goalscoring rhythm that he had at Dortmund, in the Premier League.

Well, the new 9 of Pep Guardiola He has already scored 12 goals so far this season (10 in the Premier and 2 in the Champions League). He has even had time to score two hat tricks in a Manchester City shirt in just seven games. And he also got scoring a brace on matchday one of the Champions League group stage against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan. Haaland has 25 goals in 20 Champions League games. His incredible numbers are on the way to breaking all the scoring records out there.

Haaland scored a brace last Tuesday in the Champions League against Sevilla

For his part, Vinicius Jr has also started this season as a motorcycle. He has four goals in six games (three in the League and one in the Champions League). Although he is not a ‘goal psychopath’ like Haaland, the Brazilian drives rival defenses crazy with his dribbles and is the player in the Madrid squad who creates the most unbalance and the most danger in front of the rival goal. Gone are all those jokes and memes of the past, because the only thing Vinicius generates right now is fear in the rivals.

The unstoppable pace they carry and to which Mbappé is unable to follow

One of the players who has also started the season very well is Kylian Mbappé. However, as everyone knows, Ligue 1 does not have half the recognition that the Premier League or the Spanish League have. This is why people talk so much about Vinicius and Haaland’s great start to the season and not so much about the Frenchman’s. Consequences of having put Qatari money before glory.

In addition, although Kylian Mbappé is currently the most valued footballer in the world (160 million), both Vinicius and Haaland have risen considerably in their market value. Both can boast that their market value remains the highest of their careers (100 and 150 million respectively, and rising). For his part, Mbappé is not at his highest value, since it came to have a value of 200 million according to Transfermarkt and now it is in those 160so it has fallen from its highest value.

Mbappé has dropped in his market value, while Vini and Haaland are still at their highest peak

As mentioned before, being in a league like the French is a great value and recognition disadvantage compared to Vinicius and Haaland. His two rivals play in the two best European championships, while he, where he can only show what a great footballer he is, is in the Champions League. This would not happen to him if he had ‘fulfilled his dream’ of playing in the Real Madrid shirt and not choosing Qatar petrodollars. Everyone gets what they deserve, dear Kylian.

Vinicius and Haaland maintain an unattainable pace for Mbappé