Little harsh, I dont think there were many players last season that put in more and offered more and as you said he was our leading goalscorer and contributed a fair bit. He was slightly hamstrung, as the entire team were with no striker. I think in a team with good quality, a top striker he would have been much more effective than he was, but as alluded too, he was still one of our best performers. If his wages werent so high I think it'd be a no brainer to keep him, but the wages arent his issue, its Moshiri that signed the cheque and I can guarantee we'll be contributing to them next season even if he does move
Heís still a good player undoubtedly and I would have liked to seen what he could have done in a good side.
Question is - where do you play him? He canít play cm and we canít have more slow pedestrian forwards.
And if you can get rid of £150k people wages and gain £12m for a 30+ year old with no real position and a desperate need to rebuild - the truth is itís probably much, much smarter to get rid than try an either build your team around a formally world class-now faded force or crowbar him into a good side and hope for the best.
He did alright, he was unlucky the rest of the side went to bits and he still managed 10 prem goals. Thanks and goodbye imo