It's only now that he's been deployed as a 9. Prior to this season, it was mainly Aduriz that played centrally and Inaki would sub on or come on the wings. Again, I say give him a year or two of consistent development and he'll be there. He's already equaled his total tally of last year despite having 10 or so more games to go. A return of 12 goals is respectable considering this is his first season playing centrally and this is a Bilbao team that was flirting with relegation not too long ago.