Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has been nothing short of sensational since making a big-money move from Sevilla last summer, quickly justifying a reported £20m price tag with a staggering 21 goals in 31 games so far this term.
Negredo's quick transition to cult hero at the Etihad may be impressive but the Spanish poacher still needs a superb second half of the campaign to make our countdown, featuring the nine highest-scoring first seasons from a potent predator in the modern era.
Our terrific top nine features total goals scored in all competitions during a single debut campaign, with a measure of the quality on show presented by the fact that Alan Shearer misses out despite scoring 28 times for Newcastle United in his first season on Tyneside.
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