Why replace a inspirational visionary midfielder with a distinctly average injury prone Italian?
Surely we would not sell our most influential, consistent and best(?) player of last season and replace him with an injury prone Italian that at best is a good player, no, not brilliant, world class or amazing he is a better player of an average Roma team and his injury record is awful, to top it all off he is isn’t even into full pre-season training as he has just come back from holiday (sorry didn’t mean that) no you guessed it an injury! He has just had an ankle operation so wouldn’t be fit for the start of the season! So by the time he gets match fit, settled in and accustomed to the EPL it would be Christmas and he’d probably be injured!!!
Sure if he was world class and worth waiting for great! Go buy him but he simply isn’t! He’s nowhere near Xabi’s (R.I.P) ability, I can’t believe I’m gonna say this but I would rather he bought no one rather than waste money on him and play bloody Lucas.
Simple solution, option 1: buy another attacker who can float around anywhere up top and move Gerrard back. Option 2: buy a bloody good centre midfielder to replace the bloody good one we just sold!
There are many better options out there that we could acquire and Martinez looks like the best bet, has played more games in the last 3 seasons than Aquilani and he is only 20 years of age he’s young, quick, can tackle, tall, skillful and a great passing range – known as Xabi MKII – out with the old and in with the new!