He was one of the most marketable leafs, seems to be pissing that away right now.
I think a fair deal for him with the Aho signing should be no more than 9m x 6. I’m okay with overpaying him a bit. 9.5- 10m x 6 or 10-10.5m x 7 or 8. He knows the leafs situation and he must know his true value. I put most of the blame in his father and agent. Good advice seems to be hard to find.
I mean, we don't know everything that's going on behind the scenes, so i'm not going to say his father and his agent are the problem, because i don't know. But it sounds like that's very possible.
You mentioned Aho, and that's another comparable that could be used. If Aho is worth 8.454M then Marner should get around 8M ... there are too many players you could compare him to.