So should we sign Chris Brunt or James McLean, because I think they've scored more than Lennon?
I think the question should be 'are they sufficiently better than what we have to justify the overall spend?' and will they improve.
Yes, Pavon or Lozano would be ready.
The big clubs don't sign all the best young players. A number of those players realise they need game time to develop. That's why Malcolm joined Bordeaux for example. That's why Lozano went to PSV. So for me, that argument doesn't wash at all.
I don't, personally, think goal output is the only factor when judging if a non-striker is better than what we have.
I think, by any metric for those wide positions, Walcott is better than anybody we have. By some way.
So the peanuts we are paying for him doesn't come into it. Being honest, £20m is nothing nowadays (sickening as that is),
RE: 'next best things'. They are a gamble. They may or may not make it. the closer it is to certain that they will make it, the more chance the big clubs are already on their way with a cheque.
Now, obviously i'm not saying don't even bother. We should 100% be trying for that type of player.
I actually think we should be looking at both though.