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" one of the "ELITE" attacking players in Europe.
".. Thats the problem isn't it..
Other clubs could sign more than one ELITE player in Europe and we could barely afford one.. If thats the case..
Just goes to show what paupers we have as owners at LFC..
Maybe the math didn't add up..
15M (guestimate) on Carroll, plus his wages saved, brings around 20M.. Cole and Sahin's wages gone, another 6-8M, then another 20-30M from the Owners.. aka the "paupers"..
So, those numbers are roughly around 50M, give or take, and several world class players can be had for 20-30M.. then there are others in the 40+ range, and 50+ range.. Don't think we'll see many more of those in years to come.. So say we spend 25+ on ONE, add Ince, and add another for 15-20M, that's again roughly 50M spent.. for 3 players. Not enough I suppose?
I also suppose, us, LFC & FSG, spending 20.5M, third behind QPR 22.4M and Newcastle 20.5M, on multiple players, vs our 2, really shows what "Paupers" they are.. Even though City spent almost 0, Spurs spent 0, Chelsea spent 8M, Everton spent 3M..
Perhaps when making a comment of how many "elite" we can buy, vs other clubs, you should take into account, what other clubs already have at their disposal, while we've been rebuilding for only 1 season under a new manager..
Chelsea can afford to buy 2, because they may only need 2, same for United and City.. We need several more players, and they can't all be the "ELITE" costs because you can't build a squad for the present and future by buying just one player..
Eh, I continue to ask myself why I bother..
Anyways, goodbye Andy, I hope. (sorry to those who don't like that)..
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Jason, you're right, your maths doesn't add up.
In the savings you are adding together notional transfer fee receipts and saved wages and a lump sum from the owners to get a fee of £50m. You're then spending that on transfer fees, ignoring the new players' wages. Can't do that. If you include wages on one side you'll have to include them on the other.
Also, Chelsea's net spend was -£4m.
City & Chelsea & Untited didn't need to spend.
Thats why we were ahead of them in terms od purchases this January.
£30m on a player still makes our owners sweat and panic.. it's a big deal to them.. Yet £30m on a player in terms of Ciy & Chelsea is no big deal.
So yea my assertion that our owners are "paupers" stands.