Özil: looks shite.
This is exactly why we should have done whatever it took to get JRod in this window (read: swap Townsend), and assumed some risk regarding his recovery. It is that gamble that makes a player of his quality affordable. When he appears to be healthy and firing on all cylinders in January his price will only skyrocket and other clubs with injured strikers may be circling. Meanwhile, even a productive Ade might be packing his bags for Africa.we are now likely to sign a striker in January on the cheap anyway as cover. Where was the harm in spending some money now so a new striker could at least adjust to the club so we don't have the panic button being hit in the January window & have another manager looking over his shoulder waiting for Danny's Dagger in the end of season run in.
Did I mention he can play on the wing, is completely comfortable with Poch's system, and English?
and would surely be the most nuanced Spanish-English translator on the squad?