Stoke City left-back Josh Tymon is loving life in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
The 20-year-old joined FC Famalicao on a season-long loan over the summer and has helped them win four of their opening five games so far in this campaign as they have stormed to the top of the table.
Famalicao, who are managed by former Hull City assistant manager João Pedro Sousa, returned to the top flight after a 25 year absence last season.
Tymon has fallen out-of-favour at Stoke in the Championship and was allowed to leave the Potters by their manager Nathan Jones.
The former England Under-20 international started his career at local side Hull and went onto make 14 appearances for the Tigers before he was snapped up by Stoke in July 2017.
However, he has struggled to break into the Potters’ senior side and was loaned out to MK Dons during his first year at the club.
His summer switch to Portugal looks to have worked out for him and he is quick becoming a hit with Famalicao. They are now the home to former Nottingham Forest winger Diogo Goncalves (on loan from Benfica) and ex-Plymouth Argyle midfielder Ruben Lameiras. Wolves defender Roderick Miranda is also on loan there.
Tymon was tipped for a bright future as a youngster at Hull and his career looked to have gone off track, however his surprise switch to Portugal could have proven a masterstroke.