Too risky a signing. Glad we are missing out
Possibly right, his record isnt that much better than Dowell in the Championship either, although they do play in slightly different roles. He scored 1 in every 2.89 games last season whereas Dowell was every 3.3 games, despite being played out of position for large parts, his assist record was better with an assist every 5 games compared to Dowell at 7.4, but Dowell is a year younger too. Rather have a punt on one of our own, rather than pay 22 million for someone as equally unproven at the top level.
I know you can make a story out of stats for or against pretty easily, but im not seeing enough to say hes worth that investment.