With less than a month to go until the transfer window opens the footballing rumour mill is beginning to build into a crescendo of speculation. In keeping with this tradition I will be giving you my run down on the players who are being linked with a move to the Bet365. This time yet another wide player!
Current Club: Schalke 04
Position: Wing / Forward
Possible Price – Between ten and twelve million pounds
Anybody else interested: Southampton
Giraffe or Lemon: Giraffe, just.
Where Would He Fit In:
Difficult to see unless Hughes sees him as an out and out attacker, we already have Arnie, Shaqiri, Ramadan and Mame who can play down the wings.
Do We Need Him:
As a winger, no. As an out and out striker probably not. Although Wilfried, as yet, has not been a success Choupo-Moting will not bring the fifteen, twenty goals a season we would want from our font man.
Who’s place would be under threat:
If he was to be purchased I can only see him as a cheaper replacement for Arnie or Shaqiri, or maybe a potential upgrade on Mame, but would he be willing to play right back for the cause?
Verdict: Hopefully just another case of an agent trying to tout his client around Europe because the player does not provide an upgrade on any of the current squad and at 27 clearly isn’t one for the future.