I don't know about anyone else but whenever I had decided to leave a Company even before giving my notice something changed because I new I was leaving. We have not had 100% of Emre because its not humanly possible to give everything when you know your leaving anyway, the defeats just don't hurt as much and I am sure some of the squad didn't like him being around knowing he wanted to leave the club for another.
Seeing who we have coming in he won't be missed.
Not sure I'm on board with that. You can't relate football to a normal job.
I can give you dozens of examples where players have moved on straight after a season or a big final and they would have known it going into that game. Theres plenty in our history
Football players don't think of playing for a club the way we would do, they see it as the here and now, I was on the books at a proclub until the age of 19 and I've seen them, I played semi pro way after that and the difference between pro and semi pro is gigantic in terms of how they think about the game.
Emre would 100% want to achieve all he could this season from a personal selfish view, he would want to have walked out a winner of the champions league, regardless of next season like many have before with European cup wins, world cup wins whatever.
Their teammates don't not trust them, they just want to win themselves and having the best players at the club out there gives them that opportunity too.
Look at the obvious Suarez season. Steven had to convince Suarez to stay and give them another year safe in the knowledge that he's off the following season. Look back at 13-14 did it look like they didn't want him on the pitch? Knowing he's off and that the skipper had to beg him to stay? Of course not.
Emre would want to walk away a winner, walk away the best, add a champions league winning medal now rather than maybe down the line..
You can't compete that to working in a factory or pushing trolleys in a supermarket where you are waiting the days to move to something better.
Can wants out for reasons we won't know, he's not settled ultimately, he doesn't like the weather, he doesn't like the food or he doesn't think he will get much game time and he was in a position to move to somewhere else for nothing. We don't and won't know why truly
He wouldn't wreck the chance of winning the biggest prizes and missing out on the world cup just because he's thinking of the future. They aren't built like that.
He is more likely to think that a career ending challenge could be round the corner and he may never get the chance of a European cup final or world cup again than think of winning them again in the future
I don't actually think we will miss him either truth be told.
I also think the longer no announcement with Juve is announced which could have been now for months that the city link has more to it and that will be announced July 1