Not an overreaction at all. Have you heard Lawrence talk about the plight of the Jamaican player? How undervalued he thinks they are? How he feels a responsibility to further their cause? This isnt about a single contract for Kemar. You may not be able to make him happy by just paying him here. Hopefully they are trying to keep him and thats why a deal hasnt been finalized yet.
I want him stay, we are very unlikely to find a replacement for him at his level. Its just dumb to keep a player here that wants out. If you cant see how holding him back would hurt your chances of signing other young players that may eventually want to go to Europe then I dont know what to say.
He says he wants a prestigious French 1st division club, and that he wants to be Red Bulls captain. https://www.onceamet...-20-star-signed
Sure Turkey is Europe, but it's not as prestigious as French 1st division. If he was OK to be RB captain when we were talking 1st division France, I am pretty sure this is something to consider when France is out and Turkey is in. Bottom line: I think the guy wants to get paid. Also, don't forget when Red Bulls signed him, he was a cast off, a nobody discarded by other MLS clubs. Honestly, I don't think we ruin our reputation by not taking first offer for him from turkey but instead look at other options, such as perhaps paying him more, captain, etc...