I won't go through a long list of names, and I do take the point that you have to keep people happy, but I'm not saying we should sign a 3rd choice striker who is happy with 10-15 games, like Niasse.
I think we should sign another 1st choice/compete with Tosun level striker, and then DCL becomes your third choice striker. You need options.
We’ve got a better back up than most have as first choice, even the likes of Spurs or the Shite don’t have a second striker with a record better than their main man.
You wouldn’t say we go out and buy Butland to give Pickford competition or incase he gets injured would you. This is about budget and necessity.
Tosun is clearly our main forward and Niasse and DCL are vying for games as his understudy or worst case his replacement.
Dont know what age has to do with it really, if hes good enough hes old enough as the old adage goes? I feel for him and think he did admirably last season given his skillset, I just dont think (hope) the squad will be as weak this year in positions where he would play cause he isnt ready so a move would probably help his development?
I don’t see us buying a centreforward this window given the urgency elsewhere in the squad and I think he’s likely to get as much, if not more, of an opportunity under Silva to impress as the last couple of managers gave him. It’s down to DCL if he takes them then, but I don’t think it serves us any good shipping him out to play second fiddle to someone else or drop down a division.