In what has so far been a very disappointing season, just wondering what other posters views are on our little Alfie, and how far he can go in the game? So far he has been one of the most consistant players in side that has constantly underperformed, and he has showed a maturity beyond his years. He will always give 100%. Yes he makes mistakes, but when he does he never hides and wants the ball back straight away. He has such a strong mindset you can see that he wants to improve himself with every game.
It easy to compare him to Dele Ali and how he was suddenly catapulted into the premier league from M K Dungs at the age of 19 when he signed for Spurs. Admittedly I think he spent another season with the Dungs if my memory serves me right? Although they are probably different styles of player, Dele scored a dozen or so goals in his 60 odd appearances for Dungs, but given Alfie has only been in the first team for 3 months, so who am I to say that he couldn’t go on to be as good as, or even better than Dele Ali. I hope he does, but at the same time he would be a huge loss to the Team and the Club, even after so fewer games.
Then there is the other question. What would he be worth? Spurs paid Dungs £5m for Ali, plus add-ons. Admittedly they were in League One and compared to where we are now. But that also brings up another point as to how important it is that Walsall get back to League One as soon as possible , because we will not be able to command the maximum fees for any of our players whilst we are still residing in League Two. Unlike Bonser, I cant imagine for one minute that Pomlett, or Clarke for that matter, will roll over as easily as Bonser did when it came to accepting offers.
I’ve no idea what sort of contract that Alfie is signed up to, but in the same way that we need to agree a deal with Mcdonald, I think it’s so important that we make sure that we tie down the futures of a couple of our current players, as well as looking to bring other signings into the Club in January. I just hope the Club are looking at this as a matter of urgency!!! I am sure that there will soon be a steady flow of scouts down to watch Alfie and Wes, if not already.
Come on Walsall, let’s get these lads signed up!!!