Marco Verratti might not be coming to Barcelona. Paris Saint-Germain don’t want to sell. So who are his alternatives?
I want to put you all through an experiment: picking an alternative using football radars. What are football radars? Basically graphs of players’ stats. In this case, I’m going to show you ones made by the wonderful @fussballradars on Twitter.
First you will see Verratti’s radar, and then the radars of several players without telling you who they are. Pick who you like, and at the bottom I will reveal who you picked.
Massive caveats first though: this is far from optimal or scientific. Some of the radars do not correspond to the same time frame. Of course stats do not tell the whole story. These are all from different leagues. And blah blah blah. This is just for fun...!
OK. Here’s Verratti’s.
Now. which one do you want to pick? (Don’t worry, Paulinho is not on this list. You won’t accidentally pick him.)
Just go through the 17 options, pick the one you like the most. Remember the number, and read the instructions at the bottom.
OK, got your favorite, right? Remember the number. Then click here to find out who you picked. No peeking before! Comment who you picked and tell us if you’re embarrassed, happy, surprised, or what!