- Sep 10, 2016
I know everyone wants to pile in on sancho but comparing him to lookman and gray is funny considering they have both come back to the pl after failing to make an impact in Germany (look man had a good start). In fact both are looking a fair bit better in the pl.I wasn't a big fan of us spending big on him, he's a decent player but I think he's more akin to the likes of Demari Gray and Adoman Lookman rather than say someone like Nani who had genuine moments of being world class. If you put any of those two into that Dortmund team that scores a boat load then they too would have put up big numbers.
The one wide forward that sticks out to me as having the potential to be genuinely great is St Maximin, it's a surprise to me no one's taking a punt on him. The ability to consistently skin players and have a decent final ball would be a huge asset in a team like ours. I'd honestly bite Newcastle's hands off if we could do a trade with Sancho and St Max.
Sancho has been poor but its another example of us not seeming to have done the most basic thinking about how signings would fit into our team. It seems we expected him to be more of direct winger who is very quick and relishes taking people on than what he is (more of a playmaking wide player)