Poor stats, courtesy of Kramer, but it’s low risk with it being a loan.
Looks tidy on the ball and with a good engine. Could well suit our 433. Silva obviously sees something in him that he can use.
Problem with those stats is they don't really show the player as an individual. There's still the bi product of who he plays with and where he plays and what system he plays in. There great stats and they show a lot, and it's a cool circle and all, too. But analytical stats in team sports other than baseball are, again, way to heavily reliant on other factors. It does help give more of a "view" of how good the player is, but there's to much grey area. Gomes may "click" with Richarlison and start making 3 through balls and 10 key passes a game and all of a sudden he's an awesome player by those stats.
This is where Silva and Brands have to identify decent players that will be even better in the system they want to play. Just have to look across the park to see how they've done it with a few players.