I was kind of selling him short. He mainly just doesn't have a good fit and is in positional limbo. They just signed Paulinho and already have Dembele and Sandro.
They obviously have Lennon at RW. If Bale leaves, that would obviously change up stuff.
Eta: He does have a lot of value as a sub IMO. He's not fast enough to be truly dangerous on the wing, and he doesn't have anywhere near enough technical proficiency to be a playmaker. But he is a gritty, versatile midfielder that has great positional awareness and can obviously poach.
This post was edited on 7/12 at 7:14 pm