everyone is midfield effing crazy on here. If he can lock down the best small fwd, then dominate setting up attacks and goals, who the fark cares about playing on the ball. In saying that he will be able to play there too without a problem, but perhaps we will add more value where they are playing him. who knows.
If a midfielder gets 40 without doing much defensively I dont find that as impressive as a backman, who has locked down a dangerous fwd and set up attacks, which result in goals. Not saying I dont value the mids of course I do, but they are only part of the team, and the empathizes on them compared to the rest of the team is to high.
Rant over thats my opinion anyway.