We do encourage departing players to show ambition and go down South. Nothing wrong in believing in your own ability. He was good (excellent) for us and we were very good for him.
Great to attract and retain such talent as long as we did.
"We know the people who have invested so far are simple fans." Vladimir Romanov - Scotsman 10th December 2012
"Romanov was like a breath of fresh air - laced with cyanide." Me.
As much as I loved Efe I'm not sure if I'd want l him back. Maybe if his wage demands were reasonable but we have so many right footed central defenders I don't think it would be sensible to bring him back on (presumably) one of our biggest wages.
Outstanding player , but I reckon he'll move somewhere where it's good money, relaxed atmosphere and good weather, or upcoming, high paying Asian leagues. Or Sunderland, given Jack Ross' scouting network.
Wouldn't complain if he returned. But if Porteous is well and truly over his injury and its not going to be a long term problem we are well covered at centre half and any money we might have spent on Efe would be far better utilised elsewhere on the park.