Have not post often in this thread but regarding above, surely FFP involves all Clubs. If so and this is the last season to splash the cash for any club then why should we be expecting RM or any other club to smash the world record for Bale next season. This could be the last season where we get astronomical bids for him and that may be the only reason we have stayed quiet to see how crazy the bidding may go for him.Been thinking about how FFP comes into play here: if the sums are done based on profit vs expenditure over three years, it makes sense to spend big now and clear some deadwood then sell Bale at a big profit NEXT year as that deal would tie us over for another big spend (if needed) for next year and the following year. If we spend big and make a big profit this year, it leaves us with no opportunity to splurge again in the future.
Because this would mean keeping Bale, I choose to believe it.