I agree that if we stay down then there will be major sales of most of our prime assets in terms of Raya, Henry, Dasilva and Toney.
Hopefully we can buy astutely as normal but what also worries me is that it’s hard to think of prime saleable assets in a couple of years time.
God knows how much value Mbeumo has lost and I’d be surprised if we hadn’t banked on doubling or maybe even tripling our initial investment in him. That’s not on the cards unless he somehow recovers his form next season.
I’m also hard pressed to think of many who might command a large fee in the future.
Maybe Forss, Gunnarsson and Sorensen but not many others.
Yeah I agree he was likely identified as one of our "profit players". Whilst he has lost form which hopefully returns I reckon it's a business decision to continue playing him for the reasons you mention. This summer is ok in the sense Ivan, Josh, Rico, Raya and maybe Norgaard will all bring huge amounts of money into the club. You could be looking at £70 million there. This is when I suspect we'll reset and instead of reinvesting much of that we'll identify potential and promote more of the B team, reducing our wage bill. We dreamt of being a Norwich, our next aim might looking at becoming a Bristol City; mid table championship club aiming for that 6th spot every season. The hope would be we can remain around mid table and not put ourselves at risk of falling further down the league.