No, he didn't, as far as we are aware, but I don't really see that that necessarily has much of a bearing - the situation last summer was potentially very different to that of the upcoming one (barring a miracle). It's quite probable that the key part of convincing him not to do that was pitching either an immediate return to the Prem once again or the opportunity to move in a year's time, and that's now replaced by the very real/likely prospect of a second year in the Championship and another shot at having three head coaches in a season, none of whom seem to coach him particularly or provide any kind of tactical setup that allows him to thrive and develop properly (in conjunction with an incomplete squad of chancers helping to limit his output and drag him down the pitch). At his age, and with the hype (both fair and hyperbolic) surrounding him, I think it's moonman to contemplate the idea that a decent contract length means he's likely to, or indeed prepared to countenance being happy, staying after this summer, and that's outside our clear financial need to cash in (obv appreciate you've said yoursef you don't expect that, but it's the only other possibility in this scenario). That's complicated by the fact that, for various reasons, he hasn't ever actually set any division that he's playing in alight, to date. According to Leventhal's reporting, that means a player who will on the balance of all probabilities be desperate to leave coming up against a delusional Gino massively restricting his options for a transfer by 'demanding' a pretty unreasonable price for him. Hence the gathering storm clouds I could readily imagine forming over his head. As Tut has said, the likely result of that is bluster and bullshyt from what's left of The Stability, and an undisclosed fee that's far lower than one of their feted matters of pride.