In the Danger Zone.
- Feb 10, 2009
Henderson has created plenty since moving forward. Keita was coming into form. Gini just battered Barcelona. We have other players who can take set pieces.Both Keita and Henderson haven't proved that they can provide creative passes and throughs to open up opponents' defence on a consistent basis. Wijnaldum haven't done so for two seasons.
None of these three players are good at free kicks.
There's more to playing in our midfield than being able to play a few nice passes. Maddison hasn't got the ability to put in the work that those 3 have. He's an inferior player and has no versatility. Gini's numbers in his first season were far better than they are in this one yet he's a much better and more important player now...
Not to mention how expensive Maddison would be. If we're willing to pay a lot of money for this type of player we might as well aim for Havertz, he is significantly better than Maddison.