- Aug 14, 2018
He’s more of a CM than AM, I don’t like how you mentioned goals & assists like it’s necessary to mention them for CM. 2.5 tackles basically the same as Herrera.I agree to an extent that there's more to a player than stats and I have seen the player bits and pieces in the past but at the same time stats provide hard evidence beyond style which is largely a matter of taste, of what a player actually contributed in factual output. In Saul's case 4 goals and just one assist in the league. About 45 passes a match. That's not great by any standards. 2.5 tackles a game is pretty good but not special. I've not seen his running stats but obviously the way athletico play you'd expect him to be a busy player but that's not a special or remarkable attribute. I'm just not seeing how this player improves us more than a lot of the players a fraction of the price.
Saúl is more of a mix Pogba & Herrera, he has Herrera’s defending ability & working hard attitude but also Pogba’s skills, dribbling & offer good aerial duel despite he doesn’t look like Fellaini. He has attitude of bringing the ball forward instead of playing too much safe. He’s not those player like Scholes & Xavi with great vision & passing ability, he’s more of a Klopp type of midfielder than Pep.
Losing Herrera & Pogba are big loss and this guy can do both players ability. Him & another signing in creative AM, we basically upgrade our midfield to top 4 midfield quality contender.
Although, can’t see us signing this guy.