BillyDWhizz wrote:SoggyOggy wrote:BillyDWhizz wrote:
He's all pace and no product. He may well get better but we need players who will improve the squad this season not 3 years down the line. Completely pointless signing him especially since it looks like Feghouli ain't going anywhere, we are stuck with Snodgrass and Antonio is our numero uno RW/RWB anyway. Unless of course Bilic wants to play another game of square pegs in round holes this season. Perhaps the idea with Traore will be to play him at sweeper!
I never want to see Antonio at RWB again he is our top scorer ffs. He needs to play as either a winger or forward. I wouldn't mind the signing of Traore tbh he can only get better and I'm sure as any good professional player would he is working on his weakness. He breezes past players like they arent there. We desperately lack pace and its clear he has pace to burn. He would make a decent impact sub against tired defences.
Tbf Antonio's actually scored more and created more assists at RWB than he has at RW. But if we're going to a back 4 again next season I just can't see a place for Traore when, as I say, we have so many RW's anyway. For the life of me I can't see him playing RWB either since he's never set foot in that position in his life - that's just asking for trouble.
Think Traore and Antonio both adaptable to LW too - Especially Traore. I don't think he has much crossing ability but the few times I have seen him play he doesn't have the worst shot. However you are correct - We should be looking at a striker not being linked with another winger. Striker, RB, Striker, RB, Striker, RB - I am hoping if I say it enough it might just happen. Obvs we have the RB situation sorted with ZABBA but still left without a striker. We keep getting linked to the world and their son and then suddenly someone shitty like Palace become front runners for them. This whole thing with Kalechi Ihnneacho (that is definitely spelt wrong).
I would be happy if we get this striker in early then get fuck all - although another improvement would be nice.