But he has so much more to offer in other aspects of his game.
You really watched him last night and came away thinking heís not progressive enough?
I thought the side in general is not progressive enough yeah. Bad at breaking down a low block and relying on smashing crosses in.
Heís our main cm tasked with driving forward and setting up attacks.
I think heíll work well in a counter attacking side but when weíre dominating the ball at home, itís a war of attrition. Could just as easily be in the silva tactics thread.
I honestly feel last nights game is interesting viewed through the prism of the convo you started actually - heís tasty but is he progressive enough with the ball?
Going to be honest, the thing thatís followed him around his career so far is that he flatters to deceive. I think itís a BIT unfair, but if weíre talking about spending big money on a peak age CM...what do you need him to do in this side?