Do we need to rethink loan policy?

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You are under the misapprehension that loans are cheap, that is where your complete argument is flawed.

A kid from a B team on loan is cheap but what value does that give us if he isn't any more ready or better than our own B team players. If you want someone who is slightly proven then you can expect top pay a fee that would be similar to what we paid for Janelt who is a saleable asset and does not have to be guaranteed to play every week regardless of form.

This subject has been done to death over the last few years and the answer always comes out the same, that is not "jumping" on people either, it is just the answer is always the same.
We can debate the issues I mentioned time and again but I respect their is different viewpoints. What is accurate and evidence based is our "model as of yet hasn't got us to the PL". I'd be the first to congratulate the club and celebrate if it ultimately does, but as things stand there appears more evidence the model has hit it's peak and can take us no further. Now either that suits the club which is understandable because the championship is a great league, or the will to take a step further, leads to a slight creative review on how we can remain competitive over a 46 game season, to give us a chance of taking the extra step,

That review may lead to loans or it may not, but a creative solution may be required because it's becoming more and more obvious the model leads to us eventually running out of steam over the course.
 
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What is accurate and evidence based is our "model as of yet hasn't got us to the PL".
The "model" being to stay within budget and only spending money on players who have an increased resale value to help us "survive"

We don't have money to splash on quality loans no matter how unsuccessful the existing (being a bit skint) model may seem to you.
 

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If rumours are to be believed and some of the more established players move on in the summer, it is vital that we replace them with players that have potential resale value and not just some we borrow for an expensive fee given to a Premiership club. JDS is a prime example - we might sell him for £15m+ in the summer - we could have done the easy thing and got him on loan from Arsenal for a season instead of buying him though.
 
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What are the rumours?

Obviously Toney will be very hard to keep hold of and we need the money, other than that it is quite long contracts all round.
 

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What are the rumours?
Most seem to come from Brentford fans... the two with a bit of an undercurrent are both currently injured so very difficult to call; personally, I'd say Nørgaard is the most likely to attract wider interest but he's not stood out since returning from injury, either. Toney may get us a big offer from a club on parachute payments but they may be resistible.
 

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What are the rumours?

Obviously Toney will be very hard to keep hold of and we need the money, other than that it is quite long contracts all round.
We may or may not line up next year with or without Toney, Rico, JDS, Raya, Dalsgaard. Pontus even?
 

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