I think he's a belter player but he's been an extremely disappointing player for a few years now.
A couple of years ago, he looked like he could have stepped up but it just didn't happen for him, and it honestly looked like the wind just went out of him. Probably the penalty incident was the final nail in the coffin.
He's looking like he could get a bit of his old self back, but like I say - I'm fine with this on the condition that we sign an upgrade. We need 10-15 goals from wide areas next year.
Think up to the penalty incident he'd been good, especially for what we paid for him.
He'd got more consistent and was probably the only bright note in the first half of the 14/15 season.
The penalty thing came about as he was seemingly intent on moving to a CL club and thought boosting his personal goal tally would aid that.
Since then he seems to have lost something physically which means he's not getting into positions to affect the game as much. He was never too consistent in his general play but he made a (relative) lot out of assists and goals.
As you say if he's 4th choice next year then that's fine but we do need 1 front line attacker and at least 1 supporting one who are better than he is now.