It would appear we’ve missed out on the seeming number one target striker that was Abel Hernandez and we’ve signed the Bristol City striker Jonathan Kodjia.
You guys are already all over the story; that’s clear.
But I seriously worry about this signing and it strikes me as a bit of a panic signing.
I’ve hinted at it before, but I’m now convinced;
I believe Tony Xia is the person who is signing the players and it’s worrying.
Perhaps I’m reading it all wrong, but I’ve looked at the player’s record and it really isn’t anything special, last season apart.
That said, I wasn’t particularly convinced by Abel Hernandez either, especially when you look at the fees and more importantly, the wages being asked for.
Whatever, we’ve got Kodjia, but the wages, again, worry me.
If he doesn’t perform, how long will it be before the dough he’s on comes out and we all call him the next N’Zog?
You can guarantee the only way we’ve got him is to out-pay anyone else after all.
Of course, you have to take a risk, just as we did with Benteke, but my opinion says the Belgian had the stats behind him, even though there was some remote link to him having been involved in some car crime, which is why we got him cheap.
Whatever, I hope Jonathan proves to be the mutts for us, but I honestly don’t see it and it strikes me as a signing for signing’s sake, purely because Tony Xia wants to keep some sort of ball rolling and couldn’t get Hernandez.
As for anyone who says keep Kozak; you must be joking. He’s a proven failure and Kodjia couldn’t possibly be any worse.
Or could he?
I’m sorry, but I don’t see a striker from Bristol City being our solution, even though they beat us the other day.
I refuse to believe buying players from this sort of club is the answer. And no, it’s not about refusing to see the level we’re at.
It’s about real ambition.
And where Tony Xia talked about a world class striker, well I’m sorry but he’s failed big time here.