Summer 2019 Transfer Thread in FF - Football Forum Posted 25 Jul 2019, 15:56:39 · Report reply 2 minutes ago, The Guest said: We made 125m pre tax. We made 106m after tax. In that 125m was 124m we made on profit on disposal of players registrations. It’s not hard to guess what that is. The amortisation of players registrations went up 20m. It’s more difficult to say what that is as Virg will only have accounted for about a quarter of that you would guess. Without selling Coutinho we probably would have made a loss. The numbers are there in black and white but it’s more than that. We can’t afford to be buying 70m players every year. Even more so because every time you spend big the cost goes up the next time. You see it with United and City and even though they’ve got a lot more money than us they are both turning their noses up at the prices of players now. You need to pick your moments and the club seem to feel like now isn’t the time. I’m not saying we should never buy 70m players but doing it every year just isn’t sustainable. We’ve spent a lot recently so they’re obviously stopping for a season to assess what’s going on. So, to buy quality, we have to sell quality. We've spent a lot because we sold big. How many times have we been here before. One or two quality signings makes us. Standing still doesn't. We're going into next season more depleted than we were last season, and that's without Mane's 13 month season, and that's also praying Mo or Bobby don't break down. And lets not forget the "industrious" midfield we have. Or short of cover at full back. It's crap. We should be buying AT LEAST one quality signing. You don't stand still. It's bollocks, and unfortunately we've been here before. Our competitors have strengthened, and we're sitting on our hands.