Sebastian Szymański has had a very turbulent last dozen or so months, but it must be admitted that our staff member has found himself absolutely perfect in the new circumstances. First, he found himself in a difficult situation when war with Russia broke out in Ukraine. At that time, Szymański represented Dynamo Moscow. He stayed in the Russian team for half a year, waiting for a change of colors in the summer transfer window.
This actually happened. The Pole went on a one-year loan to the Dutch Feyenoord, where he faced considerable competition for a place in the squad. Szymański won it and became one of the key elements of Arne Slot’s team. Our national team member was a player who largely determined the team’s play, and Feyenoord with Szymański won the Dutch championship and showed an absolutely outstanding performance. It seemed that the Pole would stay at the club for another season.
A cosmic achievement of the Polish representative. There are only four such players in Europe
But then several Turkish clubs entered the game. Fenerbahce Istanbul turned out to be the most specific and decisive in the negotiations, which saw Szymański as Arda Guller’s replacement, who in turn moved to Real Madrid. The first half of the year confirms the opinion that our team member had in the eyes of the Turkish giant’s scouts. Szymański looks absolutely phenomenal and actually delights fans every weekend.
This season, the Polish national team midfielder played in all club competitions in a total of thirty matches. He scored eleven goals and assisted exactly the same number of times. This means that at the halfway point of the season he already has a double-double and he has already beaten his numbers from Feyenoord (17 goals in the 2022/2023 season, editor’s note). Apart from the Pole, there are only three players in the top ten European leagues who also managed to reach this mark.
The first of them is Sporting Club de Portugal striker Viktor Gyokeres. The 25-year-old already has 18 goals and 10 assists and you can be sure that he will be sold for big money after the season. Another player who managed to reach the double-double mark is Ollie Watkins. The Englishman, who plays for Aston Villa, scored 14 goals and assisted his teammates 10 times. The last such player is Ricardo Horta from Sporting Braga. The Portuguese scored 10 goals and assisted 12 times. Szymański and the other mentioned players can certainly count on great interest in the summer.