It's pretty obvious the direction in which the club is going isn't it?
It is to me, and I'm nowhere near as close to the inner sanctum as our Rom.
Aye. He's 24 soon and he's been playing top flight football since he was 16 and never touched the Champions League despite gradually becoming one of the top strikers in Europe.
I think it's unfortunate timing that just as we are about to really push on, he's getting to the stage where he's becoming a top player in the league. If our growth had come a year or two earlier, it would've synchronised much better.
For that reason, I'd keep him whatever happens this summer, go big in the transfer window and try to have a big season next year and see if he's more amenable then. If not, fair enough, but he's a tremendous player and if we got some other top quality with him, the team could really soar.