Summer 2019 transfer thread

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Juicy Sushi

Evil Numbers Enthusiast
So a perusal of Understat has the following summary of Bale's career:
Season Minutes G A Shots/90 KP/90 XNPG/90 XA/90 xB/90
2018/2019
1786​
8​
3​
3.83​
0.91​
0.47​
0.16​
0.17​
2017/2018
1803​
16​
2​
3.79​
2.05​
0.61​
0.29​
0.31​
2016/2017
1428​
7​
2​
4.03​
1.39​
0.48​
0.17​
0.39​
2015/2016
1743​
19​
10​
4.18​
2.58​
0.55​
0.47​
0.45​
2014/2015
2585​
13​
9​
3.59​
1.78​
0.49​
0.30​
0.33​

He's good, and I don't think anyone can dispute that. But how good, and in comparison to who?

Well, here is Son, for comparison:

2018/2019
2061​
12​
6​
3.23​
1.44​
0.37​
0.17​
0.26​
2017/2018
2315​
12​
6​
2.92​
1.48​
0.43​
0.26​
0.24​
2016/2017
2069​
14​
6​
3.48​
1.87​
0.34​
0.20​
0.19​
2015/2016
1110​
4​
1​
3.08​
1.46​
0.34​
0.06​
0.36​
2015/2016
65​
0​
0​
2.77​
0.00​
0.58​
0.00​
0.72​
2014/2015
2305​
11​
2​
2.46​
1.52​
0.21​
0.11​
0.20​

Is Gareth Bale worth 10 million up front plus 2-300,000 a week? I think the evidence would say no, since he's not 2-3 times more productive than other guys playing in that position. That's 20-25 million that would be spent on him, this year, buy us, if we signed him on loan. 25 million is also rumoured to be Hakim Ziyech's release clause.
 

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