We will probably never get to the bottom of what was really going on with this. Some people find it impossible to imagine anyone could possibly be making a moral stand, let alone a footballer and that’s probably a reflection of the society we live in.
I simply don’t know.
It would also seem Dan Gosling’s transfer to Crystal Palace has hit the buffers. God knows what has gone on with this protracted deal (sound familiar) but it would appear the Selhurst Park club has treated Gosling very shoddily. A lack of respect here.
Obviously, having both for selection will (altogether now) “be like signing two new players”.