I think you might be right. Judging by the deals done so far, once the story goes the media it's completed relatively quickly. This one is dragging on, so I think it is less likely to happen then happen now.
He reminds me a bit of Michael Owen in that he will be fairly quiet in a game but then pop up with a goal or assist out of the blue. As a striker you can get away with this, but a midfielder needs to be more involved.
Poor refereeing and poor in game management from Smith. When he is talking to his assistants I am starting to wonder if he is asking them what our 9 players are doing sitting in a row. Are they waiting for a doctor's appointment, he asks?!
You contradict yourself, as all those players are world class. Out of our wingers, only Grealish could be considered in that category. Bringing in someone as good as Traore won't take us to the next level.