Bingo! My thoughts exactly. Someone on here (purportedly in the know) early last year indicated that we were pursuing a DS from GWS. Was it Devon Smith or was it Dylan Shiel? We’ll never know.
In any case, of our 3 targets Devon Smith seems to be closest to what we need (explosiveness, midfielders), followed by Saad (equally attacking and defensive backman who can release McG into the midfield). Stringer only recently became available, so it was then a case of trying to shoehorn that one in as well.