I agree. I don't see anything positive out of him leaving whatsoever. Let's say he does take his opportunities at a foreign club. That, for me, is as good as letting him go to city because they will be in for him and noone will be able to compete. From our perspective, the only beneficial situation is that he stays, even if its more money that were comfortable with, and then we can control the situation from there. Imagine the supposed best talent in 15 years from our academy leaving without even getting a chance in the first team. That's an absolute joke because we would have gotten a raw gem, worked hard on its edges and not even seen whether it really could have shone. Which doesnt mean we should have given him more chances already rather that we should do everything to make sure we give ourselves enough time to answer those questions in the future before we decide on him. And if he does go, I hope his demands really were ludacrious and I would hate for this to be about us being petty. Then again, I'm struggling to understand how clubs like roma and arsenal will be giving in to ludacrious demands. If its playing time we could just loan him there so I dont think its that. Surely its money.