Don’t disagree with most of that.
However again from a team balance prospective , if we can only land 2 , I’d personally want more cover as a whole , then relying on 2 forwards who we hope can play more midfield time.
Stringer could turn into anything yes , Smith obviously has I just issues he has to manage foe the foreseeable future.
Saad would walk straight into a spot we need coverage in.
I’m pretty sure we can all agree we’d rather go into next season with saad on a bit over dea or mcneice.
If we don’t get stringer we still have sad, tippa Begley and green as forward /mid options.
Ditto Smith. Albeit I assume he has more potential to make it into the midfield, esp if they are offering him that role.
Stringer is a cherry on top imo , and the cake that’s building should be just as sweet with or without him.
Edit new phone still auto corrects like a ■■■■■■■■■■■■ ,