Swedish talent ztr - our sarcasm detector is off the charts - has had to make place in NiP for LNZ. The 18-year-old, boasted a staggering 0.86 rating in the last three months.
Essentially, they've swapped places. LNZ doesn't do much better in the stats department, with a 1.04 rating over the same period, but at least he is in the positive numbers. It's hard to blame ztr however, because as some of the more observing among you may have noticed, ztr never really played the best positions.
You could say that device has been relegated to a 'babysit the academy player' role. NiP have decided their 'four man core' will be supplemented by one of the Young Ninjas players. And now it's LNZ' turn to try and prove he's the kid for the job, with ztr's confidence needing to be rebuilt in the academy team.
Good use of $1m, that.
Condemned to playing a dedicated support role - though nowhere close to SANJI levels - ztr never really had his time to shine. Sure, there may have been some monster level plays here and there, but nothing to particularly write home about. And not enough to stay on top.
But hey, who can blame LNZ. When you're fresh meat: kill, and throw them something fresher. And ztr was a pretty easy kill. One is left to wonder whether or not ztr was just a constrained lion, or an incapable sheep however.
Which only makes the choice to put him in the academy team even better, as NiP are clearly showing us that they're willing to give him another chance. He just needs more time to grow. Happily ever after!