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02 Aug 2020 06:41:42
As Rads is now saying only minimal expenditure and recruitment of new players is our policy for this transfer window.
I'm sure he previously stated that upon promotion and on receipt of revenue at premier league income levels there would be plenty of money spent.
He is also quoted as saying the 49'rs investments now worth 3.5 times the original £10m they paid for a 10% stake. This would equate to a total value for the club in Rads eyes as £350m.
My thought is Rads should open the purse strings and spend money to help ensure we are not in a relegation battle, as a return to the championship would quickly wipe £250m off the value of the club and his investment.

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02 Aug 2020 09:29:23
Just because the valuation is £250m higher doesn’t mean that there is the cash on hand to spend, it needs to be made liquid. That’s why there are discussions with the 49ers to put in more money (Radz still wants control but there’s still up to 40% to allow somebody to invest which could give £100m+) but that will take time.

The alternative is spend heavily with money we don’t have, chasing Champions League football, potentially miss out, be unable to meet repayments and sink to League One.

From Radz comments I’ve seen, he’s not an idiot, he knows he needs to invest to ensure we secure Premier League status, and will do this (with the TV money etc) , but it takes time to have the full amount of cash he’ll spend. I think making comments about us doing minimal expenditure is also valuable in transfer fee discussions, so we’re less likely to be taken for a ride.

I trust that they will invest and will invest wisely with the clubs long term future at the heart of the decisions.

02 Aug 2020 09:48:38
I’ve read a report saying we have 45 million to spend . I think we could get 2/ 3 players in key positions for that .

02 Aug 2020 11:34:14
Unless we acquire a few very very good new loan signings, I fear £45m isn’t enough to keep us in the Premier League.
I believe we need 2 centre halves, left back, creative midfielder, speed merchant for the right and 2 forwards, and possibly a keeper, so £45m won’t go far!

02 Aug 2020 11:37:07
Next years available money is also less known than normal.
Nobody has a clue about if/ when supporters will be allowed in reducing potential income by tens of millions.

02 Aug 2020 11:39:10
I hope Radz spends wisely again this year too.

Loans for White, Costa, Meslier and Nekeitha were wise ideas. We got to see if they were worth training up as we did with Harrison the previous season. Even Augustine's loan was beneficial as we saw that he wasn't up to the Bielsa standard.
It's true, that post-virus, that Costa's fee looks a little on the large side, but if Radz had that sort of foresight he would have also placed a bet on us becoming champions and used his winning to finance a PL team.
It's also true that we should have had a loan-to-buy on White but if BHA didn't want to sell then we did well to get his services for our promotion season.
It's a pity Nekeitha was recalled at Christmas as he was just starting to play the way Bielsa needs. He showed for the Arsenal side that he had improved to PL standard. How about a loan-to-buy for him this season? Or maybe Brewster of liverpool now Swansea are Championship again.
I definitely would like to try and get White back on a loan-to-buy for this season, given that BHA have 4 recognised PL centre backs already their. They can watch to see if White can hack PL without worrying about his performance in their team.

02 Aug 2020 11:46:19
All things, in moderation.
Whilst Cavani is a pipe dream and non starter there are many young and hungry players out there just waiting for their break. After all our Prem heroes all started out in the lower leagues and just waited to be spotted by a scout who can spot potential.
Any "big" money we spend should go to proven Championship performers who are ready to take a small step to the prem. The likes of Benrhaamaa. Watkins, Osayi-Samuel, Mitrovic, - there are many more. Maybe defeatest but our target next year must be at least a comfortable mid table finish.

02 Aug 2020 18:12:20
We had to buy Costa as part of the agreement for the fee we paid. We tried to get White as a LTB but his club wouldn't have any of it.



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