Hey guys, Its my first fanpost so forgive me for formatting issues and some language errors.
Most of you would remember that we almost managed to sign Javier Pastore as our playmaker but he ultimately went to PSG as he would get more 'playing time' there.
After seeing his performance throughout the season, I think it's good we didn't sign him because stats show that he did very little in terms of playmaking, and he just scored 15 goals in all competitions. 40 million is too much for that, we got Mata for around half that price and his productivity is almost twice than that of pastore.
Plus Javier Pastore was highly inconsistent for PSG and i'm not sure we could've afforded such inconsistency from our key playmaker, considering our season was a rollercoaster ride, but Mata's solid performances week in week out were a major factor in our success against all odds.
What do you guys think about this? Mata or Pastore? Discuss away.