I mean a lot of people who really want a coming out soon (Including me) would prefer it be someone totally prepared to be a figurehead and a true role model. He fits the Bill totally but let’s face it most PL footballers are total idiots and are poor role models.True, but rent boys also don't have the best reputation for discretion, either.
And I think that someone "loved and seen as quite pure" would have the least trouble if they came out, honestly¹. I still don't think it's massively likely anyone will actually come out, though.
¹Second least would be someone who became a professional having been openly gay since school and never hiding it. They'd most likely have to be bloody good and very thick skinned to actually get that far though.