Dave Edwards / Steve Corica / Seyi / Darren Fergu
- Oct 24, 2011
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I agree with you on Barnes and I think Neto is better than Barnes when fit.No, I wouldn't.
Firstly there is the homegrown argument. Barnes is a hell of a player for PL/Europe squad rules, being both home grown and coming through our academy.
But secondly, he has shown he has a more consistent end product, especially last season before his injury, where i'm pretty sure he would have finished with near to 15 goals. During Barnes's first full PL season, 12 months previous, when our fans were questioning his end product, he still scored 6 goals....1 less than Traore in 4 full PL seasons.
Even when he is not scoring goals, he and Vardy are great for each other, as they give each other room. Both are quick and can make the runs in behind, Barnes can also carry the ball. Vardy's goals dried up last season when Barnes wasn't there....But on the other hand Iheanacho scored more when he came into the side because of sides focusing on Vardy.
What I think would help Traore, and Jimenez, is a body from midfield offering an attacking threat too. I'm guessing that is why Wolves fans want to see a back 4 introduced, as it would be easier to get a body joining the attack from midfield in the number 10 position.
That's why we're desperate to see us bring in a good right winger before deadline day. It should give Vardy/Barnes/Maddison even more room, Perez doesn't really work on the right.
I would rather have Barnes than Traore, which is what I said right at the beginning.