Bit sensitive anytime his name is even mentioned you mate.
Don’t think anybody blamed him.
However, I do recall him saying he should go to derby instead of testing himself abroad at RB, to which you agreed. So, he does have to take some of the blame for this one.
He had a great chance to play him every week, but instead chose to loan him out and use bolasie instead.
He’s not my mate and I’m not remotely sensitive about it. It’s plain daft though. A manager who’s no longer at the club (hasn’t been for a year now) disagrees with his choice of loan move (the player still got his way)
He went there and proved himself. You’d hope he’d come back and want to prove himself here too rather than waste a year.
The flip side of this is had he gone to derby maybe his head wouldn’t have been turned. Not massively sensible loaning players to better teams. You risk having their heads turned
Personally I’ve no problem with how he’s been treated or how he’s behaved. The opportunities he has had he hasn’t taken. Maybe he’s not good enough. Maybe it just hasn’t worked out through no fault of anyone’s
I’d love him to stay and find some form but it’s probably best for everyone he gets a move now.