- Sep 13, 2015
I think we just dont agree on this one, but that’s fine. I’ve not seen a lot of Lewis granted but if our scouting team think he could provide competition then I’d be very happy with the signing.Hard pass on anyone resembling Moreno for me, don't want to watch that shite again. To be fair Lewis is a much better 1v1 defender so I'm not making that comparison, only with his attacking game.
Personally I don't see much value in just adding a solid backup option at left back, it's not something that will realistically make much difference to our season. At 10 million it's just about fine, but if the fee starts approaching 15-20 then you'd have to wonder why we aren't putting that money to better use in the current financial climate.
I also think we differ in what we want from the back up left back, for me having a left footed player who can provide width i.e. not a right footed player cutting inside, is more important than the defending elements as I’d hope they are playing to give Robbo a rest primarily and thus against weaker teams where the demands of defending are lesser.. I do think anyone we bring in improves in all areas, look at Trent and the massive jumps in defending ability we saw etc.
I have seen Lewis’ heatmaps and pass direction and it is very similar to Robertson, he just crosses less. So for me that’s a positive, he takes up similar positions.
I’d also like Williams to concentrate on playing right back as he is a natural there and realistically would grow better not swapping between right and left etc.
I do agree with your point that if we start to go beyond £10mi (basically spending the Lovren money) it becomes a much less attractive transfer.