I think you're looking too deeply to be honest. He has had issues at previous clubs and at international level. If there were mental health issues then surely they would have been picked up previously as he's not exactly a youngster.
He is a very intelligent man who is trying to use every angle possible to get what he wants.
Can't agree with either of those two points Oldbury. I genuinely think PO has some very serious issues relating to his emotional health. I would speculate on what's behind these issues but these are public boards and all that.
Also my opinion is that he is not only NOT very intelligent at all but is easily led, manipulable, self-absorbed and actually not particularly bright. I would agree that he is doing what he is doing to generate positive change for himself, but the cost to his professional and personal reputation is massive. He won't recover from this as a footballer in my honest opinion.
However, despite me worrying about PO himself, my main concern is the Albion and the damage he is doing to US. He's got to go and I think we have to take the hit whatever that costs us. We need to start looking for a decent replacement right away so we're ready when the window opens. That won't be easy as goal-scorers are hen's-teeth rare and pricey.