Full-Time Respecter Of Women
Born: 3 July 2001 (age 19 years)
Height: 1.78 m
Height: 1.78 m
I’ve heard a lot about this guy and seen a lot of fret over him trying to force a move out recently (if I’ve got the correct yute?)
Those 20 mins in Europa league is the most I’ve seen of him tbh.
Short answer: he is better at it.
If he does sign, it makes our CF situation very interesting indeed.Was nice to see a striker of his profile up top. Has a good build and is still very mobile. Didn't do much imo but it was 20 minute cameo when the game was done. Let's see what he can do with more substantial chances (should he sign a new deal).
If he does sign, it makes our CF situation very interesting indeed.
Auba - Laca - Nketiah - John-Jules - Balogun (you can add Martinelli and make it 6 too). Looking beyond the two experienced heads and that's a hugely beefed up selection of young, promising forwards. Balogun's words after his debut really intrigued me - I'm paraphrasing but he basically said he deserved the opportunity . That's real confidence there.
There'll have to be some hard decisions on who to let go. Think Nketiah's the most vulnerable as he has the most specialised game in comparison to the others and lacks in areas that they excel, comparatively speaking. That said, I'd be really reluctant for him to go, just because he has the endeavour to be a top striker and has already improved his all-round game beyond what I believed him to be capable of when I first saw him. He'll prove in time he's not just a poacher and could end up making us eat our words should he leave. That said, I think Balogun's a slightly better talent and could usurp him through simply being more technically capable and matching Nketiah's drive.
John-Jules will have a tough time aswell. I think he's potentially the most complete of all the strikers but he's gonna be a bit of a slower burner IMO and he doesn't score as much as the others. He'll be a far better hold-up man than Laca for sure, and his all-round play is fantastic (can play as a #10 if needed).
Then there's Martinelli, the CF who wants to be a wide forward. I think he can conceivably make either role work, especially in Auba's modified LW role. He's a really clever and industrious talent IMO, and I think he's on his way to the top.
All this however is moot if Balogun doesn't sign after all. Have to say though, after this debut, I'm more positive than I was at the start of the year.