|Team||Goal /App||Shot Acc (%)||Assist/ App||Key Pass /App||Accurate Pass/ App||Pass Acc (%)||Take On/ App||Aerial Won/ App||Apps||Mins|
|David Silva||Man City||0.26||26.42||0.33||3.19||61.04||88.18||1.07||0.33||27||2,173|
|Jack Rodwell||Man City||0.53||59.00||0.43||3.00||24.37||75.00||2.70||0.77||30||2,208|
Reus found the back of the net far more regularly than Silva throughout the previous domestic season, while assisting more goals and completing a greater number of take-ons. The Dortmund midfielder is also responsible for winning more tackles and aerial duels per match.
In fact, Silva is only superior to Reus in terms of his passing ability. Despite the German's success in creating goals, the Spaniard actually fashioned a greater number of chances for his teammates last term. He also recorded significantly more accurate passes per appearance, giving him a superior final success rate. Having completed 88% of his attempts to find a teammate, he is far more prolific than Reus in this department.
Nonetheless, the duo's versatility would allow Pellegrini to fit both players into the same midfield. Silva is the perfect man for the play-making role, while Reus is leagues above the Chilean's alternative midfield players in terms of his end product. The Dortmund midfielder is highly regarded as one of the best attackers in world football, and despite the wealth of talent already on the books at the Etihad, he would represent a significant coup.