In recent years, we have had to watch Itay Sheckter, Luke Moore, Eder, Nelson Olivera and Alvaro Vasquez pretend to be Premier League strikers. I can’t be bothered to find their goal scoring records for us but I’m pretty sure that they don’t even average a Premier League goal per player.
But they did all serve some kind of purpose. None were ever first choice but you need to have a second and third striker in your squad and Hal Robson-Kanu would be absolutely ideal for this. He’s a handful, he’s strong and pretty quick and he turns better than Johan Cruyff!
He is a far better player than any of those players listed above and he is available on a freebie but he’s clearly becoming more and more in demand. I’d take him at the Swans all day long. Would you?