And now we know.
Regulars will recall our Glen Kamara update, revealing both stories about a bid from Leeds and claims from the Athletic that a deal was in fact close for a contract extension.
We told you not to believe anything fully till it was official.
Well, Steven Gerrard today has now confirmed one of these stories to be partially true, but not completely.
The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell reported strongly that a deal was close, but the reality is a bit different. Kamara has been offered a ‘very strong’ contract, and his agents and people are happy with it, but the player himself has far from instantly agreed on it.
Indeed, the fact Stevie has confirmed the ball is completely in Kamara’s court, rather than the Finland international leaping immediately to sign on the dotted line shows major doubt on his part that he wants to stay.
Yes, we understand diligence, and taking your time, but end of the day even his representatives are happy with the terms offered. It just doesn’t look like Kamara’s as immediately seduced.
We understand he’s extremely happy with how the club backed him during the Slavia scandal, but equally no matter who a player is, we cannot be held to ransom.
This saga has been going on for almost two years, alongside the Goldson one (one year) and still there’s no sign of consensus.
With Leeds reportedly sniffing around, Kamara is clearly looking at offers down south too.
And, again, we can’t blame him any more for this than we can over Goldson – footballers have a short career and the riches on offer are untold. Why not exploit your own stock?
Equally the PL is the Promised Land and Kamara must be so tempted by it – his stock sky high at present after an outstanding Euros.
But time will tell.