As reported on CandH previously, the Chilean international Dario Osorio is still on the Irons radar and could be available for a more than reasonable £7.5m, if the Hammers pull their fingers out.
The 19 year old Osorio has already been capped for his country after a sterling season with his club. He played 37 times in the Chilean Primera Division and bagged eight goals.
According to those clever people at FBref, that gives him a return of 0.41 goals every game. Our best of last season belonged to the sadly departed Manuel Lanzini who had a metric of 0.36 per game. Our current object of lust, the £40m Harvey Barnes scored at a rate of 0.41 per match.
Yes, I know there is a gulf between the Chilean top flight and the Premier League but it gives an idea of what sort of player he is.
Continuing the anorak theme, Osorio finds the net from 0.19 of his shots, whilst Barnes had a figure of 0.18
If we compare the two, Osorio is more of a traditional winger with an average of 4.03 crosses per game as to Barnes`s 1.46
The young lad can also play on the left, right or just off the striker. So, if Barnes does sign for the Magpies then we have a possible replacement for a significantly lower fee.
But based on the Irons general inertia over this last week or so, I would not hold your breath