“But if Whiteman was to angle for a move, or perhaps submit a transfer request, the club would then find themselves in a position where their grip on their own valuation would begin to slacken.”
This could be a key part.
Don’t we need Hudson registered in the 25 for home grown purposes? It used to be you had to have a certain number in the match day squad. With the introduction of the 25 man squad list, as long as the quota is hit in that, they don’t need to be involved in the match day squad.