For their model, qualifying consistently to CL is brilliant. You see their performance against the other Seria A sides with so much more depth it's amazing. He is a huge part of that so I could see the lure of wanting to retire there. But 5-6m a year to triple his salary a few years and how could you blame him. If he goes, it's because they go with silly money to Atalanta and he can't turn away the shot at the money but I don't think it's anywhere near as serious a project and not a positive move career wise - but he is already at a real high vs. what any of us would have expected. All that said, Newcastle is trying to be cute and came with a loan deal and conditional option if they stay up so they aren't gambling either. You can see why Atalanta told them to pound sand.