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Current and former Premier League strikers who flopped after stunning debut season, including Liverpool and Manchester City record-signings

Harry Kane scored a staggering 21 Premier League goals in a breakthrough campaign at White Hart Lane, but perhaps Spurs supporters shouldn’t get too carried away. There are plenty of young forwards who failed to continue their blistering goalscoring form with the pressure on in their second season.

Remember £33m Manchester City signing Robinho? Former Swansea City forward Michu?

Take a look at seven former and current Premier League strikers who stunned and then quickly dropped off the boil…

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Robinho – Manchester City

The Brazilian forward, like many of his international team-mates, is exceptionally gifted on the ball. The Citizens paid £33m to secure his signature from Real Madrid, and he looked to have been worth the investment in his first season at the Etihad. The 31-year-old scored 14 goals during his debut campaign, but failed to adapt to the intensity of the Premier League.

Robinho Manchester City

Michu – Swansea City

The Spanish striker was a revelation at the Liberty Stadium, and looked to be one of the great transfer steals with the Swans clinching a deal for just £2m. Michu scored 18 goals in his first season in England’s top flight. The 29-year-old, however, has struggled with injuries over the past two campaigns, limiting his playing time and form tremendously. The Spaniard agreed a season-long deal with Napoli last summer, but made just two starts for the Serie A side.

Michu Arsenal Bid

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