I honestly have no qualms if that is his end game. We paid a bargain price and his contribution in defence has seen us qualify for the CL etc. So his more than paid back our investment in him. He an JV have been immense in our backline.. Would love to see us sign AWB.. Imagine a back for of AWB..Toby ..Jan...Rose.Toby by the end of next season will have missed out on three seasons worth of £3m a year more than he’s currently earning roughly, so £9m.
So he could leave now, at 30, with any club paying £25m or he could leave in a year, for free, at 31, so probably the same salary as now and make up that £9m lost and then another £5/6m on top knowing that whoever signs him is getting him without shelling out the £25m transfer fee they would’ve this summer.
He’s played this very well.
Truly hope he stays and ends his career with us. If he moves on then i wish him all the best.