I'm taking it you are pretty underwhelmed by this signing?
Underwhelmed isn't the right word. More like cautiously optimistic.
I see the value and low-risk aspect of this transfer. And overall am pleased that we are bolstering the attack. But I'm going to tame my excitement until I see him play in the Prem.
The thing is, his prime is 4-5 years away at the minimum. We'll see some good performances before then, but expect a Lucas-type transition. I love that our club is buying young, but it's worrisome that we just gave the #10 shirt to a 20-year-old with almost no European experience. It would be nice if we were in a situation where we can develop him for the future, but not have to rely on him at his current age.
Also, I hope this doesn't steer us clear of inquiring about Eriksen. At £22m there is value there and he is a polished player ready to handle 9 months of European football.
I really just have an odd feeling about him. I'd do anything to be dead wrong though.
This post was edited on 1/30 at 11:22 am