Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jason Robert

It is clear that we need a good striker. We have six on the books, none of which I feel that could really make an impact on the Premiership. The most recent of "star studded" linkages has come in the form of Jason Roberts.

Jason Roberts - With a face only a mother could love.

The 32 year old striker who is no longer wanted a Blackburn, because he getting on a bit and has arguably past his best. Since joining Blackburn in 2006 he has appeared 99 times and netted 19 goals. Prior to that he applied his trade at Wigan with a not too shabby 37 goals in 93 apperances.

It's clear not clear why Hughton would want to sign this player, and if indeed he was to join, it would nulify the transfer policy that was put in place at the start of the summer. "No player over 25". There's no denying he can score in the Premiership but what made him a good player in his day was his pace which seems to be (no pun intended) slowly deteriorating.

It's clear that the main thing we lack up front is pace, but is this the solution to our problem? With West Ham trying to tie up a season long loan deal with Man City over Felipe Caicedo, it does raise the question of why arent we going after the kid? He's 21 strong, pacey and has a rifle of a shot on him, all the things Jason used to have. The only thing that might put Hughton off is his not so good goal ratio.

2005–2008 Basel 44 (13)
2008– Manchester City 27 (4)
2009–2010 Sporting CP (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Málaga (loan) 18 (4)

Yet the lad is still young and could be molded into a decent player. Although all of our transfer this summer so far have been far from what we have expected so, a surprise or two could be expected. In regards to Jason Roberts let's just hope it's mere speculation.

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