Once a player puts in a transfer request then that is it, it's over, unless they have a rethink, see the error of their ways and withdraw it which Miereles didn't. Like his mate Torres he asked to leave at the last minute.
I hate the attitude some players have. Come to the club, get s bit of a name for themselves and l of a sudden they think they are the dogs pajamas, handing in demands and demanding transfers.
Miereles should have stayed here, as should Torres, but the lure of the London lights, big money and winning trophies (ironic isn't it) turned their heads .
I am sure Kenny would have tried to get them to stay, but I doubt he has much time got anyone who doesn't put the interests of the club first.
Neither player have set the world slight at the plastics, neither are in a happy club, neither have the solid people in charged that they would have had here.
Sod them both. They didn't think enough of the club to stay and give Kenny a chance, so I have nothing but contempt for them both.