John SmithURZZZZBrain Traysers I agree on him being a cheaper option, but 9 in 27 (+2) in the Eredivisie is hardly prolific - joint 26th top scorer in the league and 52nd for goals per 90 (min 10 games). 1.8 shots per 90 also suggests a very different style of play to Oliveira, who averages over double that across his career. Put another way, how excited would be be about signing outright a player with that record? Would we expect them to be a main contributor next season?
My expectations for him are very low - it was a good loan spell but not a great one IMO. I very much hope to be proved wrong
Very much this. I think he may be able
to do a job but people seem to be overhyping him with insufficient evidence that he actually is an adequate Championship striker. Unless we keep Bodvarsson/Baldock/McNulty, relying on Nova, Loader and even Nelson if we somehow get him back would be really risky IMO
Thanks for applying some sense to this subject you two.
I don't think anyone is expecting him to come in and shoot us to promotion.
Facts (well if wikipedia is correct - which isn't a given) are though in the last couple of years he has scored 33 goals in 68 games in the Dutch first and second division (+cups) , and 3 in 5 for USA U20. Also been called up the the USA first team.
Thats pretty good stats overall, and I'd expect him to be an option for us next season if he does stay