Can anyone tell me what the lad does except run around in ever decreasing circles, foul people and give the ball away? I would rather play with 10 men. As an aside I am glad to see there is no Brighton thread. What would be the point?
Looks like a dreadful version of Scott Parker At the moment. Looked decent on YouTube though, which we know is Ashley’s criteria. Appears to be stifled by playing so deep, which for some unknown reason our midfield has done for a decade.
I seem to recall him playing higher up the pitch for previous teams. I may be completely wrong on that one though.
He's a body on the pitch, if nothing else and that's what Ashley wants. Nice, cheap, chatty players who will do a job getting you to survival. Whilst I can see glimpses of talent in Bentaleb, he's never going to be a player that progresses SDU. He is, however, better than what you can get for £8million in most circumstances.
Bang average player and probably not much better than Matty longstaff will be but fatty has shown with the likes of joelinton his stubbornness can overcome his greed at times. So he'll lose a local lad full of promise for the sake of a few grand and end up spending more on wages for bentaleb. That's if he actually coughs up the 8m. I dread to think Ashley and Bruce still here next season