So dropping into our email inbox this week were some infographics from our friends at KickOff which really were interesting (if you are into that sort of thing:
Whilst be no means are we trying to make the case that Theo Walcott is better than Thomas Lemar, it supports the view that Walcott is overly criticise for the way he plays, his style, his technique, yet his end product is actually very good.
The infographics kept coming, with how Monaco performed with and without Thomas Lemar:
I am always sceptical about with and without statistics, as often the without statistics do not contain enough data to make a true assessment.
Most interesting for me is the top line. Lemar only missed 4 games last season. If we do sign him, we are getting a fit, health player capable of playing 30+ league games.
One thing is for sure, every year Lemar has improved as a player. Whilst he might not yet be as good as Alexis Sanchez, the signs are good, and as long as he continues to improve every year, he will be a world class player within a couple of years.