Right. Let's celebrate instead that we are about lose our most promising player in 20 years! Woohoo. I mean if he is spoiled and his manager is fat, he's got to go.
I might be able to change my "it's on us" if we offer a massive contract and he doesn't take it. I'm not a specialist in player salaries, and that seems like a shitload of money, but also this seems like a special talent. As said before, if we want to keep him we have to bet. If we try and he doesn't stay, so be it. Of course it's understandable that there's a limit to that (a budget), and if we reach it, so be it. It seems like that might be the case, and then there's nothing to criticize in the management.
But "drawing a line" in any other way is nonsense. "Freedom for drama" is what we've had the last five years.
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