I think you could be pessimistic this time because we rarely tie up deals early much less without players going out to offset the cost. If we have agreed deals for Villa and Paulinho I would imagine that's transfer kitty money Levy has thrown in to keep Bale happy and get players in early for AVB, then after a few sales maybe go chasing a couple of others, anyway you know he couldn't go a window without trying a few late deals at discounted pricesFor some reason, maybe I am just being overly pessimistic, but I get a odd feeling Villa and Paulinho will be the only two plays we bring in this summer. If we do bring in anyone else I also feel it will most likely be a young defensive player for the future. The other player I feel we need as much as a forward, a new left wing playmaker like Lamela/Bernard, is probably not on Levys list. Why I feel like this I don't know, just a hunch.
I think there's more money to spend than people thinkI think we need quiet a few outs before we see too many more ins
I totally agree with this- levy has historically always given managers at least one decent window where he backs them and let's them put their mark on the squad. Hopefully after the promise shown by AVB in his first year this could be his one. Also seems pretty pointless bringing in baldini unless there is going to be some backing to his plans and ambitionsI think there's more money to spend than people think
I think Levy has had money to spend but saved it - firstly due to him not having confidence in Redknapp's signings/targets and then last year from not being sure on AVB for the long term so not wanting to release immediate funds like he did when Harry first took charge which would cripple our spending for future windows (plus AVB himself may have wanted to fully assess his squad before deciding where to spend)
I think what with the Modric sale, extra Sky money we'll spend more than people think this year. Of course we'll look to off set that with player sales but I don't think we'll be operating one in one out or looking to break even with transfer dealings
I think we'll back the manager and try to show Bale some ambition to get back in the CL and start becoming a big team again
Sad to say, the followers of David Villa's twitter is 3740000, while spurs official is around 500000...Villa imo is a investment, sometimes you don't need to sell a player to get your money back or a huge return, we could do by:
One of the main benefits of us signing Villa imo is that we will be taken more seriously, we often seen as the also rans or that team trying to almost cheat to win by not playing the game like everyone above us and throwing silly money around.
- Increased exposure by having a current world cup winning striker in our squad
- Better sponsorship, we need a high calibre of players to have a big sponsorship deal
- Attract better players(who may of not come to us)
- Shirt Sales
- and more, like prize money and shit
We have not been awarded one for very long.im looking at the important facts here, regardless of age Villa is the kind of player who can win and take penalties. I cant believe youve all missed the masterplan!
We havent been able to buy a penalty let alone score one for far too long.
If Levy has a load of money saved up where has he been keeping it? Our last financial report showed only £11m in the bank and a loan of £86m that needed paying.