Just goes to show you how important momemtum is in a career. When you haven’t really hit the heights for so long, the next wave of talent comes through and you being the hot ticket at one stage quickly disappears, as you get shuffled into the back of the talent queue.
£9 million is a bit of a cheeky undervalued bid, but it’s going to be tough to expect much more than that. I said two or three years ago that was the point we should’ve sold him, when his value would’ve definately been around the £25 million mark,
It’s a bit of a sad reflection of what has been a slightly wasted career, ruined by long term injuries, at still a young age.