Is there a stat that shows players' "runs"? Or "runs in behind defense"?
I get the criticism that he doesn't get on the ball enough, and that that would effect the general Volume of passing from him. But the volume of good passing would be effected by our forwards standing around doing nothing when he actually does get the ball. No?
If everyone is standing around when he's on the ball he's gonna try for a worldy or pass it back or sideways.
There may well be something like that but I don't know it I don't think.
If I had to make an argument, I would say can we confer that from other stuff?
How are his volumes at other clubs?
How are his volumes at us but with different combinations of players?
How are the volumes of other players at our club? How do they change with different combinations of players ahead of them?
How do players of similar quality clubs with similar quality forward players get on, volume wise?
I can't give you the answers to all of that, but I'd be fairly confident in putting a wager on most of them.