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Walcott linked with MLS move

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Theo Walcott could follow Wayne Rooney to the United States according to speculation across the Pond.

It's not clear where the story originated and no specific club has been mentioned but it would be a natural progression for a player who has seen his career stall in recent years in the Premier League.

His £20m move from Arsenal to Everton has failed to reignite his fortunes and a change of pace and scenery in Major League Soccer could offer him another chance.

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Jack Convery
1 Posted 07/04/2019 at 17:06:40
If this is true he should take it. his days as a EPL player are over sadly.

If Southampton want to swap him for Redmond we should look at that.

Kase Chow
2 Posted 07/04/2019 at 17:24:47
Yes pls!
Gerry Quinn
3 Posted 07/04/2019 at 17:51:52
If I had of known this earlier, I would have swapped our flights with him and GIVEN him my house in Houston!
Colin Glassar
4 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:34:09
I’ll pay his airfare. I still think the likes of Southampton might be interested in him so maybe a swap deal for Redmond?
Mike Gaynes
5 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:42:57
Too long a commute to Miami, Gerry.

Looks like he'll be cashing Beckham's checks.

Gerry Quinn
6 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:47:24
It's all dead flat from Houston to Miami - not a hill in sight - easy commute, mike :)
Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 07/04/2019 at 18:49:15
True, mate, but you'd have to go through Mississippi, Alabama and the Panhandle to get there!
David Pearl
8 Posted 07/04/2019 at 19:59:51
Swap him for Redmond... are you people serious!
We need to swap him for nobody. Stick with what we have and give Lookman the opening he needs. Other than that get Theo back to form. Focing Redmond and Charlie Austin. How about we look to players that can at least give us the hope we need to get into the top 4.
Justin Doone
9 Posted 07/04/2019 at 20:28:49
GBP 25,000,000 thanks and thank you
Steven Astley
10 Posted 07/04/2019 at 20:32:54
Nathan Redmond? Fucking hell. What do you lads watch at all? It isn't April 1st still is it?
Colin Glassar
11 Posted 07/04/2019 at 20:40:07
Walcott is a 30 year old headless chicken who promised so much but delivered so little. I suppose we should get Mcgeady back as he’s yet to fulfill his potential as well.

Redmond is a great little player in a crap team.

James Stewart
12 Posted 07/04/2019 at 21:04:50
Pound for pound one of our poorest deals. Sooner we move him on the better.

Jeff Armstrong
13 Posted 07/04/2019 at 21:07:34
Will we get anything back on the £20 million outlay, MLS teams never seem to pay big fees,is it due to franchise restrictions?
Jerome Shields
14 Posted 07/04/2019 at 22:44:29
Hope so.
Steve Ferns
15 Posted 08/04/2019 at 00:03:47
Wide we have Bernard, Richarlison, Lookman and Onyekuru. So if Walcott does leave and Onyekuru gets the work permit as predicted, then I hope we don't bring in anyone else. 5th choice for me would be Gordon or Evans.
Mike Keating
16 Posted 08/04/2019 at 00:46:47
Colin @ 11
Spot on
Can’t believe he is on top wages and glad to see him go (thought he could have done a job for us but has proven to be absolutely fucking useless)
Get him off the inflated wage bill and give Lookman a shout.
Simon Smith
17 Posted 08/04/2019 at 00:54:03
David @8;

Spot on mate, why the fuck would we want Redmond, he's bang average and currently in a purple patch. He's 25 years old, he's been at Southampton for 3 season's and averaged a goal every 10 games. This has been his best season and he's on 3 prem goals in 32 prem games.

Forget a swap deal, let's just try and claw a few quid back on him and go after someone different.

Phil Lewis
18 Posted 08/04/2019 at 01:00:57
It is fairly obvious to all that Walcott's form has been substandard for some time now and his confidence appears low. The murmurings on the terraces suggest his days at Goodison are numbered. I for one have certainly not given up on him. I believe he is an intelligent, talented player, with pace and vision, who still has much to offer to the squad. Yes, his form has dipped, but you do not lose your ability overnight. It could well be that his rash efforts are a result of him being aware of the fans continuing vocal displeasure, causing him to lose his composure. He's snatching at chances that he would normally capitolise on. I have a certain ammount of sympathy for his predicament.
We were excellent in every position against Arsenal today. Rightly so, the players have been praised. Yet prior to recent performances, many fans were saying that Coleman was finished, Gomes was a 'flash in the pan' and Calvert-Lewin would never make a striker! How fickle people can be and how quickly opinions can change! These are the same fans currently writing Walcott off. Yet in Theo's early games for us, he looked different class to his team mates. Head and shoulders above everyone at the time. His arrival in a blue shirt was a breath of fresh air and promised so much. I still think he is a class act. He needs to regain his confidence, up his work rate and become more consistant. There are legitimate comparisons to how Delafeu was for us, in so much as both possess great talent, but too often their contributions are anonymous.
I'm appealing to Evertonians to give Theo every opportunity to regain the scoring touch, that has deserted him at present. It is far too premature to be writing him off.
Clive Mitchell
19 Posted 08/04/2019 at 01:13:04
Phil, 17 - Theo Walcott is 30 years old. The best is gone. And it's years ago that Alan McInally said on Sky what everyone else was thinking - no football brain at all. Theo has been a very unusual player - top marks for speed, very high marks for finishing, and very few marks for anything else. The gulf between his very best and what Bernard and Richarlison delivered today is big.
Phil Lewis
20 Posted 08/04/2019 at 01:37:26
Fair comment. The whole team performance was immense today. Gomes must be signed, Zouma also. With luck, Guyye (30 years old by the way) will stay. Hopefully it will be a springboard for better things, namely European competition. If we can achieve that, we will need a quality squad in depth. I believe Walcott can still contribute to that squad. I would also like to take a second look at Vlasic. We have some excellent young U23 players on the fringe. The future is healthy.
We have much dead wood to get rid of, Mirallas, Bollassie, Sandro, to name but three. Greatly inferior to Walcott in my opinion.
Mike Gaynes
21 Posted 08/04/2019 at 02:11:02
Steve #14, "as predicted" by whom? I've seen no published reports anywhere that Onyekuru is any closer to getting a work permit than he was a year ago. Nigerian media reported we tried again in January and failed.

The lad's having a good season by all accounts, so I hope you're right.

Jamie Crowley
22 Posted 08/04/2019 at 02:37:59
Mike Gaynes and Gerry Quinn -

Alabama, Mississippi, and the Panhandle of my beloved State?

Flat? Yes. God's country? Yes. Second Amendment bastion?

Yes. ;0)

Sounds a fine commute / trip to me!

Theo would love it. Move him on.

Derek Knox
23 Posted 08/04/2019 at 09:35:54
When I first knew we were interested in Theo, I had mixed feelings, but thought he may give us something extra.

Apart from a couple of early decent (ish) performances and goals, he has delivered next to nothing, he has limited Lookman's chances (or should I say Marco has, by continually picking him) of first team involvement.

I just hope we can recoup some of the inflated fee we paid, and apart from Theo banking a few million, the only other party that has benefitted was the guy who had a bet on him joining us, and won about £50K.

George Cumiskey
24 Posted 08/04/2019 at 10:44:21
Derek @ 22 the guy who won 50 grand on the bet was it fat Sam ? And Colin Glasser spot on about Walcott, never thought I'd be agreeing with you. Lol
Tony Abrahams
25 Posted 08/04/2019 at 11:08:12
He’s direct, he’s quick, but confidence is low. I’ve never been over impressed with him in a blue shirt, and whilst we have wide-men like Richarlson, who has got the strength to bully defenders, and fighters like Bernard, who really want to play, then I would hope that Theo leaves, and Lookman, hopefully starts showing the desire of those other two wide players?
Peter Gorman
26 Posted 08/04/2019 at 12:58:52
I don't want to particularly bash the lad as his arrival (with that of Tosun) went some way to ensuring our survival last season. He certainly has had some fine moments for Everton.

Yet obviously they've not been frequent enough and the feeling is that we can do better to develop Lookman or find a young alternative. If and when he goes I will not be saying good riddance, he deserves better than that.

Jason Broome
27 Posted 08/04/2019 at 13:52:32
Has he been any better than Aaron Lennon? No! That was my fear prior to his arrival and it has in my eyes been confirmed.

Like Lennon the team initially got a push upon his arrival but he has fallen short since then.

It is time to let him go and give Vlasic a chance.

We need to be spending big on a forward and a central defender as a priority for next season.

Andrew Laird
28 Posted 08/04/2019 at 14:26:20
Having seen a lot of Theo over the years, technically with the ball he’s never convinced me or a lot of my match going Arsenal friends (I’m fucking surrounded by them, West Ham and Spurs lovers). It was all there for him to crack on and become a star after his 3 goals for England against Croatia in 2008 yet he just stood still and then went backwards.

He is quick, he can finish (occasionally, but especially when he doesn’t have to think about it) that is about all. His all round game is absolutely shocking for a professional who has been in and around first team squads and international football for about 13 years now. Good luck to him but it’s patently obvious that premier league football is just far too hard for him now and his cameos for Everton make it seem as if he has won a fucking competition to have a run out in the big league.

I remember a stat lover on here had reeled out that Walcott had had 3 times as many touches in the minutes he was on than any other player in one of his cameos citing this “fact” as to why he was an important player yet had failed to grasp that Walcott was taking a minimum of 3 touches to eventually control the fucking ball.

Good luck, good riddance (as a footballer, as a person he seems like a lovely bloke who goes above and beyond with his charity/meet and greet duties). He is currently blocking the path of another youngster who, potentially, could be a far better player so get on the blower to your mate Becks and don’t look back.

Jay Harris
29 Posted 08/04/2019 at 14:56:25
Walcotts biggest problem is between his ears. He is quoted as saying he fell out of love with football on more than one occasion.

If you don't have passion for the game or the shirt you wont perform.

A quick and talented lad hindered by his own mindset,

Paul Birmingham
30 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:32:44
In my view his body language in most games home and away this season bar the first 4-5, shows little confidence and at GP, and away on many occasions shirking challenges and very poor descision making. In fairness not the only player guilty of such mistakes, but he does it consistently.

It’s as if nothing’s changed from the last few years of his Arsenal career. Arsenal fans I’ve spoken with always say he never quite got his consistency together.

I think the MLS would salvage his career. I don’t see him bar a miracle getting the bit between his teeth for EFC first team.

Henry O, and Vlasic offer more and have age on their side.

MB & MS have some tough actions once the Spurs game is over.

Nb Any one know what’s happened with Morgan Schneiderlin?

David Pearl
31 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:47:14
Paul, who is NB?
Walcott needs a goal. And is far more intelligent with the ball, than Richarlison. Bang in form he can make a huge difference to us. I wouldn’t write him off, I’d support him and bring him on as sub till his confidence returns. A lot of players were guilty of rushing chances against both West Ham and Arsenal. I’m fact every single one of our forward players. Bring him into this confident team and see what he can do. I’m now thinking we don’t need to bring in a large amount of new players. Just a bit of tinkering...
Brian Williams
32 Posted 08/04/2019 at 18:57:32
It's just a shame that Walcott uses that superior intelligence to avoid physical contact of any kind with the opposition.
Don't know whether it's a fear of being injured or a general lack of heart but I, and others around me in the TB, see it week in week out, but not so much recently due to his well overdue dropping to the bench!
Paul Birmingham
33 Posted 08/04/2019 at 20:32:32
David, @31, NB, is a reference term, nota bona, from Latin, and used in English for emphasise to readers to respectfully take note.

In this case aim I was asking if any one knows what happened to Morgan Schneiderlin, after being absent from the squad, th3 last couple of games.

Thank you.

Justin Doone
34 Posted 08/04/2019 at 21:03:21
Walcott has had a good career. A good, but inconsistent player. He's what so many good young players turn out to be, unfulfilled potential.

It's took Sterling 3 seasons, a great coach, lots of practice, hard work and encouragement from all around him to finally learn its not just about pace. You still have to be a good player, you need more than one attribute.

Bollasie, McGeady, Delofou, Lennon all had / have great pace but in many ways are average players. They still needed to be good team players. It used to be written Walcott wanted to be the main striker at Arsenal. He may have had a few seasons when he scored 10+ goals but he's no striker. He needs 5 chances just to get a shot on target.

I think the others could have offered more if they learnt to be better team players. Bollasie strength, power and airiel ability. McGeady trickery and can cross, same for Del.
Lennon had a better work ethic and a better passer of the ball.

Ultimately none are good or consistent enough to be playing for a champions league team. And it appears not even good enough for us. It's a strange game sometimes but that's team sport in general.

I think Schnides may have been rumbled. What ever he may appear to do on a training pitch certainly isn't reproduced when it matters.

Kenny Smith
35 Posted 09/04/2019 at 10:36:05
One of the worst signings in recent memory. He definitely gets in my crappest all time Everton squad. Not sure he'd get in the first Xl though.

His game was all about pace and come 30 that's going in most players. He's never a footballer and that shows time and time again. It's just a shame that it's taken Marco Silva to see what we all see on a match day because constantly playing him has almost certainly cost us points due to his total ineffectiveness. Sell him to anyone daft enough to employ Allardyce in the future.

Jim Harrison
36 Posted 09/04/2019 at 10:49:15
Hasn’t worked out as hoped. Flashes of quality, too much average play. Not as bad as made out, but let’s cut losses and move on

Redmond is a good player. But is he good enough? With Richalison on the right and Bernard on the left we look good, would he improve on that?

Mads Kamp
37 Posted 11/04/2019 at 14:30:42
Have you heard? There is talk about David Neres from Ajax! Did you see the goal he scored against Juve?

Hot, hot, hot.

Brian Wilkinson
38 Posted 11/04/2019 at 14:37:29
Walcott has never been given the chance to playing a more central position at Everton.

Wasted out on the wing, when we were out of sorts, I would have given him a run in an advanced number 10 role, when we struggled in attack.

Been a letdown, but like I say, only ever played in one position.

As for the biggest waste of money, I would hand that to Sandro.

Jay Wood

39 Posted 11/04/2019 at 15:08:28
Mads, David Neres is likened to Ronaldinho in Brazil for a good reason.

He has absurd close control, a good burst of pace, very difficult to dislodge off the ball, he 'sees' a play very quickly and knows how to finish.

He made his debut for the national team last month, coming on as sub for our own Richarlison. He didn't look out of place and assisted a goal.

He'll be on every club's radar, so don't get your hopes up!

BTW, a Ronaldinho-linked story from Brazil this week. His 14-year-old son has just been signed up by my Brazilian club, Cruzeiro after a trial. The nice angle of the story is that he didn't tell them who his father was as he wanted to succeed on his own merits, not on the back of his father's reputation.

Sam Hoare
40 Posted 11/04/2019 at 16:10:13
Jay, I should imagine our chances of getting Neres are fairly small right? Though there’s a few interesting wingers in Holland right now with Lozano and Bergwijn looking like decent prospects. And surely Ziyech will move to a bigger league. I imagine Brands will have better knowledge and contacts for Eredivisie players than most.

As for Walcott I predicted this outcome. A good start, some decent matches, some much needed pace but not the future for Everton. Certainly not our worst signing and I’m surprised he’s surplus to requirements quite so quickly but his end product has not been good enough this season. If we get a good offer expect to see him go but having said that Silva does seem to like him so I would not be surprised to see him stay.

FYI Don’t expect Onyekuru to be an upgrade; very similar player, lighting fast with sporadic great finishing but not a rounded game. So far. The only difference is that Onyekuru’s best years are ahead of him.

Colin Glassar
41 Posted 11/04/2019 at 18:31:24
I’d happily take half of that Ajax team! They’re the most exciting team I’ve seen since the Monaco team of Mbappe, Bakayoko, Thielemans etc

I’ve always had a soft spot for Ajax ever since the days of Cruyff, Haan, Neeskens, Keizer etc... I only wish some billionaire would buy them so they could keep their best players and regain their place at the top table. Football needs a strong Ajax!

Peter Gorman
42 Posted 11/04/2019 at 18:50:20
Colin, I've always had a soft spot for Ajax until the days of Davy Klaasen.
Fran Mitchell
43 Posted 11/04/2019 at 19:20:03
If Neres moves, it'll be to one of the giants, his performances in the CL will assure that.

Saw that we've beem linked with Adams from Birmingham. Been excellent by all accounts, and fits the bill. Will probably cost 15 million upwards. Can play out wide or centrally. Maybe loan them Gordon, or sell Dowell to sweeten the deal.

Steve Ferns
44 Posted 11/04/2019 at 19:29:17
The rumours in the online papers I saw us mentioned in said Liverpool were after him, and we were a mere footnote.
Sam Hoare
45 Posted 11/04/2019 at 19:42:19
Fran@43, yes I’ve seen those links. He’s been very good this season. Reminds me a bit of Defoe. Not sure he’s big enough to play as lone striker in Silva’s current system though he is pretty strong. Think he could do well in the PL for some team though reckon it might be a Newcastle/Brighton type team.
Colin Glassar
46 Posted 11/04/2019 at 20:34:51
Peter, I’m still scratching my head over klaasen. Such a good player with Ajax and a total flop with us.

So many good players move to new clubs and for some reason it doesn’t work out and their careers suffer (or end) Mangala comes to mind - brilliant with Porto terrible in England. The best example is Juan Sebastian Veron who was one of the best in the world but fell flat on his face here. Diego Forlan was another and there are many more.

Steve Ferns
47 Posted 11/04/2019 at 21:32:59
Colin, it’s very simple. No need to scratch your head over Klaasen. He is a one touch footballer with excellent control. His fast one touch short passing on the move was excellent. However, when playing at a slower pace and trying to spread the ball about his passing range was exposed.

If you watched, he didn’t thread the ball through the eye of the needle for Ajax, he simply passed into space and it was the movement of the team that was effective rather than the accuracy of the passing.

Ziyech was the one who made things happen. I would say he was the Arteta for that side and Klaasen was the Cahill. Only Klaasen wasn’t good in the air, he just arrived late in the box and scored often as a result.

Klaasen can clearly only play one way. That’s flat out and full of energy. Koeman tried to recreate that at Everton. He didn’t want 3 no10’s he wanted to play a very narrow 4231 with the 3 all central and, like Ajax, bamboozling teams with the movement.

This was the side he wanted to play:

Sigurdsson Rooney Klaasen
Schneiderlin Gueye
Baines Williams Keane Coleman

Only Giroud didn’t sign and so the formation and tactics didn’t work. Giroud is good at linking the play. The ball can be fired up to him and he can knock it back to the attacking midfield 3 who would then be breaking at pace and with them all having excellent technique and able to work in tight spaces they could cut through the opposition.

It just didn’t work without Giroud. Rooney’s legs had clearly gone. He looked ok in the first few games but he got slower as the games started to come thick and fast. Klaasen didn’t settle into the side and Koeman lost confidence in his plan and tried to change it back to last season, only to find that it didn’t work without Lukaku, and his backup striker Sandro was not as good as they hoped. Then we saw lots of chopping and changing as he panicked as the results got worse and worse and Klaasen never started two games in a row again.

I would have thought that the Klaasen of Ajax could do a job in the present side, but Silva had a good look at him and quickly decided that he was not good enough and sold him. I don’t blame him with the wages he was on, but I still think Klaasen could be a top player in the right side.

Mads Kamp
48 Posted 11/04/2019 at 21:36:30
Jay: Is Ronaldinhos son as good as daddy?
Gavin Johnson
49 Posted 11/04/2019 at 21:53:56
Walcott should be moved on, and Onyekuru will be a ready made replacement. Brands is going to be busy again. Walcott, Mirallas, Sandro, Bolasie, Schneiderlin and McCarthy need to be offloaded. Williams, Besic, Baines and Jags are also out of contract.

I don't think we need to bring in lots of players. Gomes, Zouma, and a quality striker - Belotti from Torino for me. He's the right age, strong in the air, scores goals, gets assists and is a leader. We also need a RB. I'd love us to buy Wan Bissaka but think we'd have little chance of getting him. Joe Williams can come in and provide defensive midfield cover.

Steve Ferns
50 Posted 11/04/2019 at 22:05:11
Who knows Mads. He’s a very young kid. Too young for anyone to make any accurate predictions. He sounds more like a striker than his dad. More of a no 9.

Colin, I forgot to mention about Veron as well. There was a big problem with that type of player in England. I’ll cite two examples we know very well.

Firstly, Thomas Gravesen. Thomas played the beckenbauer role for HSV. The Germans were obsessed with the position even after Franz hung his boots up. A no10 type player playing sweeper in the back four and tasked with bringing the ball out of defence and with quarter back style passing. Lothar Matthaus showed that a real quality player could be effective in the role as he dropped back there when his legs had gone.

HSV played Gravesen there. He also played as a DM. He had lots of time on the ball and as we all know his passing was superb, both long and short. So, when he came to Everton smith wanted him to play as a DM and dictate the play. Gravesen found that he had less time on the ball and really struggled. One game Waldo dropped him into the back four and tried him as a sweeper but that was even worse.

We only saw glimpses of Gravesen until Moyes got the best out of him by allowing him to play central midfield with zero defensive duties and Lee Carsley tidying up behind him. He was a luxury player in a team of hard working players and suddenly he was able to find space and get on the ball and make things happen. We finished 4th amassing 2/3 of the total points in 1/2 season he played.

Next example is his replacement, Mikel Arteta. I differ from many of you on here. I think Arteta did not play particularly well in his loan spell. Yes he looked quality and yes everyone could see he was worth signing, but he was out of position.

Like Gravesen he was signed on his work as a defensive midfielder and like Gravesen he barely put a tackle in. Instead he was in space and getting on the ball and pulling the strings. We all know that Moyes shoved him onto the wing, not because he was a winger but to give him space to operate and to nullify his defensive duties, particularly when he had hibbo behind him. He never really played on the wing, he more played FROM the wing.

So veron is similar in that he played as a defensive midfielder. But again, he’s not a tackler. He’s big and strong and was expected to be the United answer to Patrick Vieira. But that’s not him. He’s one of the best passers of the ball the game has ever seen. I do really mean that, no one can outdo Veron for passing. Even when he was 40 he was still playing, for his beloved Estudientes in Argentina. He was surrounded by pace and he would hit inch perfect passes from the edge of his own box for the wingers to run on to.

Ferguson didn’t know what to do with a player who played in a defensive position but didn’t defend. It’s alien to English football. That’s why nearly every player who plays in this position has flopped here.

They develop this position in other countries in the world as their game is slower. The player can get the ball off the defence and he has time to read a Sunday paper before he gets any pressure on him. They’re not used to the pressing that has always been part of our game. That position has no space and so players have to adapt. The space in the English game was not between the midfield and attack it was between the midfield and the defence. Our strikers were taught to drop back and chase the ball. Other countries the strikers just strolled around.

Of course things have changed over the last 10 / 15 years, and we saw Xavi Alonso play the role to perfection. Veron was not a flop because of his lack of quality, he was just not suited to the English game and given little chance to adapt. If he played for Moyes’ Everton, then I have no doubt Moyes would have done what he did with Arteta and Gravesen and found a way to take all the defensive responsibility off him and allowed him to find space and make things happen and then I would have bet he’d have showed his quality as a true world class player.

Veron was nicknamed the little witch. This was because his father was the witch, reportedly on account of his hooked nose. His father was also an argentine international and an Estudientes legend.

Sorry for the lengthy post but Veron is one of my all time favourite players and it infuriated me how british fans dismiss him as a flop and say he wasn’t world class on the basis of his time at United and then Chelsea.

It may be of interest that Forlan was the son of an international who was in turn the son of an international. There is very, very few families who can boast internationals in three generations. Apparently Forlan’s son is a very good youth level player so they might make it an unprecedented fourth generation. For other three generations, the Maldini family are confident that one of Paolo’s boys will make it.

Mike Gaynes
51 Posted 11/04/2019 at 22:05:55
Steve #47, seems like he's found the right side to play in. Werder is firmly in the top half of the Bundesliga table after an 11-game unbeaten streak, and Klaassen has played virtually every minute of the season.

But Silva was right, there still wouldn't have been a place for him in our lineup today. Like you I was big on Ziyech, advocated for him over Klaassen at the time -- he would have been a club-changing player at a smaller price. But Koeman opted for the safe choice over the madman. Now Bayern are in for Ziyech at €40 million. Ah, well.

Steve Ferns
52 Posted 11/04/2019 at 22:14:58
Ziyech has a bigger skill set and is much faster. Klaasen is fast when in motion and the way he just takes the ball into his stride with instant control is like he’s a character on a computer game. You never see him just miscontrol it or let it run out of play. The problem with his pace is that he lacks the explosiveness from a standing start, so he needs to be forever in motion.

He reminds me of Gylfi in that regard. Gylfi is slow off the mark, but when charging around he is fast enough. He can also run all day. He just has so much energy. He must be on batteries.

Nathan Ford
53 Posted 15/04/2019 at 09:42:15
I would drive him there myself always had pace but no footballing brain. Another crazy decision by the club signing a 28year old for stupid money with no resale value.

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