That's a good article, but it doesn't really address the fact that we need more goals and assists from midfield. It's not like Aouar currently has hugely impressive creative numbers, but he has the potential for them, whereas Partey doesn't.
I'm beyond caring at this point though. I'd happily take either of them, just need some kinda boost to the squad.
We need to rethink the role of a player like Partey.
He had 3rd most possession won in the middle 3rd of the pitch in La Liga last season. That means the players ahead of him have a much higher chance of getting the ball before the opposition is defensively set and creating good quality chances, while preventing them the other end.
Sevilla created more chances v Bayern than almost anyone in the last 12 months not because they have a playmaker, but because they recover possession quickly and transition instantly.
I guess I’m saying there are different ways you can create chances. Ideally you want both.