Lots of Aston Villa fans have been reacting to some statistics that suggest Wesley’s poor start to life in the Midlands may not be a sign of what’s to come.
When you spend £22m on a centre-forward they are expected to fire in the goals to keep you in the Premier League.
Unfortunately for Wesley and Villa, that simply hasn’t happened so far, as the 23 year-old has found the net just four times in 16 appearances.
However, some stats from @TheVillaVision show he may yet find the form that tempted the club to spend all that money on him.
The Villa fan page shows that Wesley’s scoring record in his opening 16 matches is surprisingly similar to some very popular figures at the club.
The most recent of which is of course Christian Benteke, who slammed in 49 goals in 101 games in a Villa shirt.
Fans are split on the matter, and you can find some of the best responses down below…
Whilst I agree the return hasn’t been great, we need to give the man a chance, give the man a supply of goal poaching crosses and he will flourish.
He is starved of supply.
I would be tempted to play Jack right in behind Wes, put El Ghazi on the left wing, Trezeguet on the right.
— Villa’n of Punjab (@Bhangra_Machine) December 9, 2019
It’s not goals that’s problem. His overall play is shocking, first touch is atrocious and he falls to the floor to often for a big man. Also cost 22 million so people expect more. I hope he does well though up the wesley pic.twitter.com/VrcK7tQ01a
— Olly 🦁🇿🇼 (@OllyRhodess) December 9, 2019
Instead of coming up with silly stats maybe actually go and watch him play ? He is dreadful
— Lenny Owen (@lennylion74) December 10, 2019
All turned out to be class strikers, give Wes time and get behind him
— Josh Donaghey (@JoshDonagheyAV) December 9, 2019
It’s not his goals. His contribution (or lack of) that is concerning and non comparable to any of the strikers listed in that list!
— Fash Vaziri (@fashthebash) December 9, 2019
I said this a while ago and was shot down. There it is though in black and white
— Peter Smudger Smith (@petterr15) December 9, 2019
One of the most stupid tweets I have seen on the issue. All of those strikers looked good! Got into good positions and may have missed a few chances but Wesley isn’t doing either
— AVFC.jpeg (@AVFC_jpeg) December 9, 2019
Please please don’t embarrass our club and put him in the same bracket at these. https://t.co/vMPJlKYwSV
— saint peter🇿🇼 (@owenk98) December 9, 2019
Has Wesley looked worth the money?
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