Yep, this is where I'm at too. This is a manager's work trying to exact maximum commission.Something is very fishy! The timing mostly.
It serves as nothing but a distraction and potentially a bit of s momentum killer for the season having this out in July.
Gut feeling is he wants to go home at the end of his contract and some slimy prick (communications specialists/managers) decided to twist it around as in he wants out ASAP...
I feel just as low as when Paddy dogged us pre final.
What would be the purpose of his manager denying it at this stage?