Comparing an alleged West Ham United target with the player he is being tipped to replace.
The 27-year-old Austrian has played 96 times for the Bundesliga club but his current contract expires in the summer and he looks like moving on.
With 31 senior caps for Austria and plenty of experience, Baumgartlinger could be a savvy addition to West Ham’s squad, but how do his recent league performances compare with Song’s?
|Passing Accuracy||Goals||Goal Assists||Tackles per game||Interceptions per game||Effective clearances per game||Outfield blocks per game||Key passes per game||Mins Played|
As you can see from the statistics above, the alleged West Ham target has a much better passing accuracy in the league, with 83.5 per cent compared with Song’s 76 per cent.
The Austrian also averages more tackles, interceptions and effective clearances than the player he is being tipped to replace.
The West Ham loanee does however come out on top in terms of assists, outfield blocks and key passes per game.
With West Ham reportedly not willing to turn Song’s temporary move from Barcelona into a permanent deal, Baumgartlinger would be an interesting and cheap alternative.