He only went to Barca because they were desperate for a Neymar replacement. He was signed for over 100mill and it was based on 1 season. He had a decent season at Rennes but to be honest that's the French league so I'm hesitant to look into that too much. Then at Dortmund he didn't particuarly stand out, certainly didn't look a 100mill player. Very much like Martial getting his move to United.
IMO he's just another one of those players that was has been deemed to be better than he is because he showed some signs of potential and some team will pay whatever it takes to sign potential.
He's going to be 25 come next season, he's past the stage of potential now, he's at the stage where he should have really started to prove himself. He's had a serious injury, his attitude isn't good and he hasn't delivered on his early potential. Last season was his big chance at Barca to really show what he can do, but he didn't deliver.
IMO there are much better options out there. He's too much of a gamble, even on a free transfer. The fact that nobody has made any real attempt to sign him, even though Barca have wanted rid for the last couple of years says it all. Even if we sign him on a free transfer, if he doesn't up his game then we could end up stuck with him and unable to move him on too.
Fairy muff mate, you obviously know more than I do so I doff my hat, but sometimes you know diamonds can be found amongst the dross, our manager has some good things to say about this fella and he is a pretty good judge of character, i think you will agree, hence my ‘don’t be too hasty and buses’ analogy, it is doubtful he would arrive but if he did it will because Jürgen wanted him and thinks he can nurture his inner talents, and what that says to me is, he sees something you and I don’t, we only have opinions Jürgen and his staff have knowledge and expertise.
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