I'm not going to argue too hard because I'd prefer either of Neves or especially Sabitzer coming into our midfield. The stats will say that Xhaka is marginally better as a passer than both of those two but they have other strengths and anyway numbers are always debatable. I think Aouar is a little lightweight for midfield unless we play three across the middle, but he could be a great addition to the squad to rotate with ESRI disagree. Neves and Sabitzer for me are better passers overall than Xhaka. Aouar is at least on a par, I would even argue his short passing is better, but he’s a different type of midfielder. Locatelli only lacks experience. As that comes his game will get refined.