Evidence was in my first post. That for 3 seasons he was one of Bologna’s best players. Not only that multiple fans in the Serie A supporting all different teams had him in their top 3 LB’s in the league at the time. Italian football pundits were saying that this is a good deal and that watford are getting a great player. Bologna fans were outraged at the small price we paid for him. So while I acknowledge your football knowledge, the professionals of the sport and the multitude of serie A fans that watched him for 3 seasons week in week out is what I will go by. Also there is evidence throughout his time at Bologna he was putting in better performances because he was playing nearly every game. If we give him a run of games, there is so much evidence that points to a much better player with playing time. Too say he was cack every game is also untrue and such a biased opinion on here by some. Whenever someone has a boo boy they never ever have a good game, which just isn’t accurate. Multiple people have pointed that out on this forum throughout last season. Did he have more bad games than good, yes, but not every game was bad. Holebas was great for us last season at the beginning, then as the season drew on, we started to see the Holebas of old. Similar to how we finished the season and appear to have started this one the same, so has Holebas. It’s not a knock on him, he’s been great for the club. However we have a 25 year old LB with proven statistics that he can do just as good, if not better, with games under his belt. I just think it’s too early to right off a player who barely played last season and when he did, it was sporadic. So he never had the chance to find his feet. Giving Masina a chance doesnt do us anymore damage than what Holebas is currently doing. So in my mind it’s worth making the switch and seeing what happens.