Whoever it is, if they get anyone has to be able to press, do the tireless running and have the determination, work rate and desire to be a lone no9.
Depay is none of this. Nuts that hes even been mentioned.
It could be as simple as needing a dugarry. France no9 at france 1998 world cup. Not a great goalscorer nor did he put up big numbers, but his tireless running and self sacrifice allowed the likes of zidane and the rest of the france attack to shine.
Dino I think it’s hard to rate strikers pressing ability.
Like you need to have a good engine. Zlatan at the age of 41 or whatever cannot press. Often the bigger forwards are the worst pressing strikers. They become tired faster. And you need the smarts, be able to read the play, and so forth.
Is Depay’s pressing game really that poor? I don’t know.
But take someone like Braithwaith in Barcelona. He is one of the better pressers in the game. I am not sure if that is what we need? We don’t play like France does. France is an excellent championship team, but they play fairly deep, a bit cautious. But they have so much talent that they always are dangerous. Their loyal hard working striker is essential to them. They have actually won the World Cup twice with a striker that didn’t score a single goal (of course Giroux, but also Guivarch (sp).
We want to push up with our team a lot more. The play with the ball is really important too. Being able to buy time for the team with the ball. I think Jesus would be an excellent fit for us. Or someone that is just really smart and experienced.