- Position: Centre back
- Goals: 25
- Games: 205
- Goals per game: 0.12
With players like Andreas Granqvist, one wonders whether they’re better suited as a forward rather than as centre back.
Denied an opportunity to show his attacking flair at Wigan, Granqvist has blossomed at Groningen.
Groningen manager Pieter Huistra must have had his heart in his mouth every time Granqvist decided to charge up forward.
His 11 goals in 33 games this season is a return rate even Emile Heskey would dream of.
Perhaps Granqvist’s 65m solo run against Utrecht epitomises his mentality as an attacking centre back.
Having earned a move to Genoa, can he possibly play like this in an environment which promotes defence over attack such as the Serie A?