The usual big names dominated the transfer market this summer: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Frank Lampard, Robinho. Yet one of the English Premier League's lower-profile newcomers has been causing something of a sensation in the world's most popular league. FIFA.com asks you whether you think Amr Zaki can go on to become one of the finest strikers in the world game.
North African players are something of a rarity in English football, but the former Zamalek striker has electrified Wigan Athletic, scoring five goals in their first six games and catching the eye with every performance. His club chairman Dave Whelan has even suggested that Zaki is "as good as Alan Shearer", lofty praise given Shearer's reputation in English football.
Meanwhile, Zaki is also at the heart of Egypt coach Hassan Shehata's plans to add a FIFA World Cup™ appearance to Egypt's two recent CAF African Cup of Nations triumphs. In tandem with Middlesbrough's Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam and Al-Ahly schemer Mohamed Aboutrika, Zaki could prove a potent force in Africa's qualifying series.
Just how big an impact will Zaki have on world football in the years to come? Click on 'Add your comment' below to give us your thoughts, remembering to keep your comments clean, respectful and in English.