When a player only has a couple of years left on his contract a club will need to think about selling them or losing them for nothing. That isn't really a factor with a player on a longer length contract. The fact that so many of our players have signed new contracts lately is the reason that most of us aren't really concerned about players leaving. Speaking of Barkley, Koeman said recently that if he won't sign a new contract he would be sold......although I don't think Koeman realizes that in a post-Bosman world that he can't force a player to sign a contract anywhere if he doesn't want to. Don't tell me...they'll be getting double the money for Sturridge despite him being made of glass and hardly being played when he is fit.