Times reporter Duncan Castles has his say on Ramsey contract situation
- Duncan believes Ramsey's exit is probable
"For me, it’s a big warning sign when the player is talking about his agent having discussions with the club during the last days of the transfer window, because that suggests to me the club are worried and are thinking about cashing in on their options.
"That they realise that he could leave, and there’s the danger of losing him for nothing in January when foreign clubs could take the option to sign him (on a pre-contract) for next season and they want to find out if they can tie him down now.
"And if they can’t tie him down now they will look at selling him now. Normally in a situation like that if you are confident of keeping the player, you leave it until after the transfer window’s finished and you have more time to discuss calmly."