Sunday, 14 February 2010
Behrami On His Bike?
Rumours again that Behrami may be heading back to Italy or up to Unreal City. There will be some anxiety about this but, if we can really get £15m for him, that would have to represent great business. Yes the guy is all energy and enthusiasm but what does he actually contribute in the final third of the pitch? It is rare to see Behrami play a killer pass and even rarer to see him have a shot on target or break into the box, never mind score.
To my mind, Behrami is part of the "balance problem" that has afflicted us all season. We either look tight defensively but ineffective going forward; or full of goals ourselves but as leaky as a ninety eight year old granny at the back. Behrami offers superb defensive cover for the right back but gives the team very little in a creative sense. Put him in a workmanlike midfield featuring two of Parker, Noble and Kovac and it is easy to understand why goals are hard to come by.
If I was Zola, I would take the money, providing it was made available to strengthen the squad. I don't want to play "Who I would buy" games but I would look to recruit Eagles myself to offer creativity down the flanks. Doubt he would cost more than £3m if Burnley go down, so that would leave £12m to play with.
Posted by Hammersfan at 13:05