“He can sign a pre-contract in January and I would be very, very surprised if he does not have something lined up already because he is world-class.
“A player of that ability, that class, that pedigree will not wait for an auction come the end of the season.
“If he has not signed a new contract there is obviously a reason. I would suggest something is pencilled in.
“He will have a good idea of where he is going.”
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