Best new signings 2013
bundesliga.com counts down the top 20 summer signings in the Bundesliga starting at No. 20: With five goals, Admir Mehmedi is top of the SC Freiburg scoring charts. By comparison, at the same stage of last season, their top scorer Max Kruse had only four goals.
19: Swiss international Josip Drmic (l.) has found the back of the net six times for
18: Most of the grit and determination in the Bayer 04 Leverkusen defence is embodied by Emir Spahic (r.), who has won 64 per cent of his
17: Kevin-Prince Boateng was a late arrival in the summer transfer market, but as the saying goes 'better late than never'. Although the former AC Milan attacking
16: Shinji Okazaki had always been a proven goalscorer for Japan, only he struggled to match his scoring record with VfB Stuttgart. Once he arrived at
15: Halil Altintop made a return to the Bundesliga in the summer, joining FC Augsburg. He may not have been as prolific as he might have liked, but
14: Blink and you might miss him - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (r.) is one of the fastest players in the Bundesliga (35.1 km/h), and he
13: Some eyebrows may have been raised when Dortmund turned to Armenian attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan to fill the void left by the sale of Mario
12: Leverkusen and Mönchengladbach are not that far apart, and Christoph Kramer could well have run between the two cities countless times since his
11: Injury may have delayed Mario Götze's establishment in the Bayern team, but he has more than made up for lost time, getting involved in one Bayern goal every 84 minutes,
10: Still only 19, this Hamburger SV's number nine strikes fear in opposition defences already. Hakan Calhanoglu (l.) has netted five
9: Johannes Geis' (l.) name was never missing from the Mainz team sheet. He appeared in every single game so far this season, setting up more attacks than anybody
8: The strength of Heung Min Son (l.) was already undisputed, but he has raised his game yet further for Bayer 04 Leverkusen, scoring four of his
7: Luiz Gustavo (c.) has provided the stability to the VfL Wolfsburg defence which it was lacking perhaps, and it is no surprise they are now
6: Per Skjelbred (l.) certainly has an eye for his team mates, setting up four goals in just 13 appearances, even if he has only has one goal in his own account for Hertha Berlin
5: Sokratis Papastathopoulos not only has the longest name in the Bundesliga, he also has the best defensive record for Borussia Dortmund. The former
4: Thiago Alcantara (l.) was the man Bayern coach Pep Guardiola wanted at all costs in the summer, and the Spanish midfielder has shown exactly why.
3: Pierre-Michel Lasogga (l.) benefitted from new surroundings in Hamburg with nine goals, including one hat-trick.
2: Foals' coach Lucien Favre showed a deft hand in the transfer market by signing Raffael, who has accounted for nine goals so far this season
1: Not only has Kruse scored eight goals for the Foals so far this season, but
Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp paid Borussia Mönchengladbach a compliment for signing Max Kruse (r.) from SC Freiburg in the summer, and he was clearly right in that assessment...