But the 'when' is a big deal. If it's in the summer, we can a) have time to replace him and bed in his replacement and b) have a good chance of our highest ever league finish. Our highest ever league finish, and the chance of getting in to Europe is a big deal.I guess we'll have to see how it pans out. I know I'll be in the minority but I'm pretty calm about the whole saga. Him leaving is a case of when not if and I trust the club to get a good deal if he leaves in this window.
And that's not even taking into account how it would effect the rest of the squad. I imagine some would be thinking 'hold on, I can work hard here, or I can throw my toys out of the pram and get a massive payrise'