You don't do one without the other when the austerity for the football team ("the product" itself) is this long-term. You find a way - and I agree with JJ - the owner should be putting his hand in his pocket.
Otherwise we're just here to clap a spreadsheet.
While explaining the threat posed by Tottenham, Guardiola said in his press conference on Monday, as show on Sky Sports News on Friday afternoon (1:38pm, March 15, 2019):
“The quality of Eriksen, how good they are behind the set-pieces, Eriksen, he is an incredible taker.”...
Thanks to JJ for info.
So just as we're about to turn a corner, there;s a possibility of not making top 4, and a high chance that we won't be able to attract calibre of player required to push on. You couldn't make it up.
Typical Spurs, really.
Underinvestment isn't the only issue - the quality of scouting still has a huge question mark hanging over it as so many on here have pointed out. What is Hitchen's track record exactly? We let Brooks pass us by? We almost signed Papa Chiekh Diop? We seriously need to up our game.