Yes you are right. Good Managers tend to do this. Young Cera is a fine example. Advised to bide his time I hear.Managers prefer players to ‘make it’ before they leave clubs. Bigger payday. They all do it. They wait until end of second contract at least. If they leave early and struggle with injury they risk being punted. They also give up the payday opportunity of free agency. You would have to be seriously homesick or hate the club you are at to leave so early in your career.
Not saying he is leaving though!