I can see him as the Allen replacement, especially as Laurent seems to be more an attacking midfielder than I expected and could be the reason why Vrancic had a change of heart on his extra year.
I can see him as LB/LWB and this new lad being back up/competition. Can’t see why we’d move one of our best performers from last season to accommodate an unproven player. Hopefully the new lad will get more chances than Doughty.
The issue with Sawyers isn't Sawyers, it's how the manager uses him.
As someone to rotate with Powell he's ideal.
Play him deeper like the manager wanted to and he was shit.
The problem I have with Sawyers in a 10 is that, while he offers a better pass, he doesn’t have the aerial presence and he will flat out refuse to press. We’ve always looked better when playing a high press and you need three players to do that effectively otherwise teams always have an easy out.
Ideally, we’d go elsewhere. That said, I wouldn’t be too disappointed with him coming in.