Think he’s been one of the best CBs in England this year. Brain fart yes last night but given how many alternatives he’s played with I can forgive him
If for no other reason than the cost of replacing him as a backup would almost certainly be more than the cost of keeping him. And there are more pressing needs, this summer.
Obvious ‘out’ list
King - his pace alone makes a difference but lack of opportunities (even when we’ve been short) suggest he’s not impressed
One of Keane/Mina - and Keane makes more sense - to help fund a top quality centre back
Gomes - slow, inconsistent, very little production
Pickford - only if we can replace with a quality keeper at roughly same cost
Kean - can’t see him wanting to stay, not sure if we’ll see the £45m we’re supposedly looking for
Even in that ‘obvious’ list you’ve got to be looking at about £450kpw of wages. Crazy. Transfer fees for those are less important than clearing the wage space and giving us (finally) some room to manoeuvre.
I'd keep Siggy in the summer
I wouldnt want him starting week in week out next season, but overall, he offers more than Gomes, Delph, Iwobi, Bernard