August 21, 2013, 01:55:14 AMReply #1928
Baines only has a couple of years left on his contract. So IF we did want to sell or Baines wasn't jumping at signing a new deal is would be the window to do it. We aren't going to like the offers that come in otherwise with a year or so left to go.
This has been one of the biggest issues of the summer for me. We've come out and said he's going nowhere yet he hasn't signed a new deal. These two things do not go hand in hand for me. If we want him to stay and he's happy stay there should've been a deal agreed by now otherwise this is the sort of trouble we run into. Even if we do end holding onto him this window, as much as I rate the guy I won't be happy with just having him staying of he's not putting pen to paper as financially it's a big hit for us to take.
Give his age and present value and level of performance, Baines is the one I would sell before Felaini for the good of our club.
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