After Suso’s transformation can Montella succeed with Deulofeu?

Friday 20 January 2017  3 Comments  [Jump to last]

Gerard Deulofeu could soon become an AC Milan player, temporarily at least, as he nears a proposed loan move from Everton.

ToffeeWeb's Lyndon Lloyd takes a look for Italian Football Daily, a sister site in the OneFootball network, at a move that, on the face of it, it looks like a curious one but Vincenzo Montella has had success already in nurturing the career of a young Spanish winger with experience of life on Merseyside.

» Read the full article at Italian Football Daily

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Mike Gaynes
1 Posted 20/01/2017 at 21:54:49
Very interesting link, Lyndon. Thanks.
Dan Egerton
2 Posted 21/01/2017 at 15:18:42
They can pay all his wages too.
Peter Murray
3 Posted 22/01/2017 at 10:40:24

In your balanced,perceptive article you analyse Deulofeu as being "blessed with quick feet,an eye for goal,a desire to run at opposition defenders and an ability to provide accurate crosses from the flanks when he is on his game..."

Amongst other things, these seem to be the qualities on which Lukaku would thrive. So why are we farming him out?

Is it because he does not combine these exceptional qualities with "ceaseless work rate"? There is no player in the world whose football profile matches this range of criteria.

Koeman's favourite word in recent interviews has been "aggression". Nothing wrong with that at all. Except when it seems to be to the exclusion of other strengths. The template of pace, physicality and work rate relegates skills.

So adieu School of Science?

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