The club should have brought this to a head much quicker than they have. We knew Masch was leaving this window, ridiculous we only seem genuinely resigned to the fact a week before the window shuts.
If they let him go any earlier then they would have to explain why they didnt spend any of the cash. Again.
Most likely they chose not to play him the other day as well to protect him and gave that line to the press about him not being mentally right etc. Not as if they have not lied before now is it.
The deal with Masch was probably layed out like this to the poor bastard.
"Ok Masch, we will let you leave to be with your wife but it must look like your a c*nt and we tried to keep you, ok?.