Well yeah, but fuck the fans' opinions. Being a "selling club" is one thing, that probably affects how other club view us in negotiations etc but giving chances to talented youngsters that we have scouted and believe in is another thing, imo ofc.
I agree to an extent. But their scouting isn't only about signing cheap players to make a profit. They also sign players that suit the clubs and systems perfectly. As I said, the scouting itself is crazy good. The reason why clubs like Dortmund work while they sell of their big players is that...
We need to look at the Red bull setup. They are obviously using their minor affiliates to feed Leipzig, but their scouting is crazy good.
Liverpool have also had a really big income from their enormous fan base despite having a very average decade.