He wont be replaced with a number 10, he will be replaced by a number 8, Silva will very much want to go 4-3-3 or something similar.If Brands is as good as he's supposed to be, we should be able to bring in an exciting number 10 from abroad for around 20m. Somebody upcoming but who hasn't quite proven themselves yet. A young lad though, not some Davy Klassen type. I'd like that. I don't think we need a 15-goal number 10.
What we need is a 15+ goal striker, wingers who can get between 5 and 10, a 10-goal number 10 and players in midfield and defence who are able to score more than two a season each.
The goalscoring stats of Keane, Zouma, Gomes, Gueye, Walcott and Bernard are pitiful.
A number 10 doesnt suit the fast counter attacking style, high press he wishes to use, IMO of course.
And yeah Brands is a magican, but I think most clubs know what they have these days, we would struggle to get an offensive baller in for less than 40m.