Well, if you can’t find someone who can put the ball in the net, the next best thing is someone who can create the chances.
That appears to be the way that the Blues are dealing with this transfer window, as they find themselves linked with an attacking midfielder, as if they don’t have enough of them already.
According to reports from Italian outfit TMW, Birmingham City are in the process of trying to negotiate a deal with Brescia midfielder Leonardo Morosini. The 24-year-old would certainly be able to pack a punch when it comes to finding the back of the net, racking up 31 goals and 10 assists so far in his career.
It would certainly be a bit of an interesting approach, but I’m not sure that it’s the route that the Blues need to be taking. If you take a look at where the Blues stand when it comes to their attacking capabilities, you’ll see that creating chances aren’t exactly their problem, it’s finishing them that is.
According to BeinSports, Pep Clotet’s men rank 8th in the league when it comes to total shots with 353 in total (including blocked shots), yet rank 3rd worst in the league when it comes to their goal conversion rate.
So this window shouldn’t be a case of trying to find ways of getting guys like Lukas Jutkiewicz the ball in a great area for him to score, it’s about getting someone that can finish the chance when presented with it.
Whether that be through buying someone with a good conversion rate, or improving the players that are already at the club, it’s obvious where the problems are. The fact that the club’s joint-second highest goal scorers are on three tells the whole story.
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So if they do end up pursuing Morosini, I hope that they are doing so for his finishing rather than his creating, because we’ve already got plenty of the latter, but not enough of the former.