I don't see how you can be so certain Wolfsburg will sell or release Diego. Nothing you mentioned is sound football business on VfL's part. Not one thing. Wolfsburg cannot just release Diego without being stuck with the rest of Diego's salary. No one will be hurt except Wolfsburg if they just pay Diego his huge salary to waste his time with the amateurs. They will also be hindering the progress of a young midfielder if they do that. Not only that, having a Bundesliga malcontent with these young players every day could very well hinder more than just one midfielder's progress. It is funny that next season, Magath will once again run into a player he banished to the amateurs while coaching that player. Wolfsburg fans who have been Wolfsburg fans for more than two seasons will remember Simon Jentzsch. This guy had the potential to be a Germany international one day and Felix banished this guy to Wolfsburg's amateur team. Jentzsch was no Diego. Jentzsch stayed quiet, got paid to waste his time with the amateurs and secured a free transfer for FC Augsburg. For whom Jentzsch will be #1 for in the 1st Bundesliga next season. If Wolfsburg wants to get rid of Diego, they will have to do so on Diego's terms. He has all the advantages here. I believe the best things that can happen for Wolfsburg in this situation are: 1) A Club Diego Wants To Join Comes In With An Offer VfL Finds Fair: The good thing here is that Diego "only" cost VfL 15M Euros. If one of the big Spanish or Italian clubs has interest in Diego, 15M Euros is nothing to them. Both Milan clubs have been long known as refuges for players who have failed at Juventus. 2) Magath and Diego patch up their differences: Believe it or not, this could very well happen. Believe it or not, two men with massive egos can co-exist if they have the same goal and each decides the other guy is his best shot at reaching that goal. When properly motivated, there isn't a better offensive player in the Bundesliga than Diego. I'm certain Felix Magath knows this. But I also know Magath won't sacrifice team harmony to satisfy Diego. Diego is capable of functioning in a team environment. He showed this in Bremen. This leaves two questions: 1) Can Felix Magath reach Diego on the same level Thomas Schaaf did for two seasons? 2) Will Felix Magath even try reaching Diego?