I would think that the fact he couldn’t even get in one of the worst England teams, and the criticism he has got from the media and supporters, his confidence is going to be low.
His main attributes are his pace, which I’m not sure is there any more, and his finishing, which looks as if he has been taking lessons from Ramsey.
He is our longest serving player, he isn’t a prospect anymore and he is injury prone.
So, with his massive wages, I can’t see any reason to keep him, and we should take the 20-30m we could get for him and put it towards the best striker we can afford.
We have Chamberlain and plenty of others, so we are well stocked in the, overpaid, under achieving, attacking midfielder position.
What we need is quality rather than quantity.
Although we all know he will be here next season, we also know he will be injured and he will be as underwhelming as he usually is.