Nigels Tackle wrote:...to replace kun?
The short answer is no. Not if we are talking this season. There are few strikers in world football today who have Kun’s game in what he brings to a team.
The long term answer is maybe. He has a different skill set to Kun and we may see Jesus as the partner to Kun’s replacement rather than his actual replacement. His movement is already superior to Kun’s, the runs he makes off the ball into the inside forwards channels dragging defenders away from the penalty box allowing other players room. Yes, he could work on his finishing but it’s not as if it is poor. And how many chances does Kun miss? He is a young lad, a long way from home finding his feet in the team. He will only get better as time progresses. He is already Brazil’s number 9 and their top scorer in qualifying and though he didn’t have the best World Cup, their manager has faith in him.
He seems a popular lad amongst the squad which will help him as well. I for one am quite relaxed about his performances and what he brings to the party