This would mystify me greatly. That fee for a player who only got a decent number of goals in championship and Scotland. Also failed a medical at us before when we could have got him for pennies. Really really doesn't add up from a footballing perspective for me.
Also quick question for anyone with greater knowledge, does he count as a wing forward? I thought he was a straight up striker.
Gary Hooper scored goals in the Championship, the SPL and the Champions League - didn't make him a PL level striker.
We signed a young striker from a 2nd-rate league last summer on the back of a 27-goal season. Not sure why anybody thinks signing a young striker from a 3rd-rate league off the back of a 17-goal season is going to work out any better.