Well he can't actually sign a pre contract with an English club.
But I suppose they'd be guaranteeing signing him ahead of anyone else.
Yeah I realise that but it's an odd thing to do isn't it. There not going to be competing for his signature against the likes of Utd, Arsenal or Chelsea, teams he'd choose over them. It will be the likes of Spurs, Newcastle and Us going after him in the summer, are they really that worried they'll lose out to other teams that they'd waste £4-5m now and let him stay there just to get him?
As everyone knows they love to waste money but that's just ridiculous if you ask me.