It’s seems overkill given their squad sure, but no matter what you think of the signing - this is truly backing your manager and keeping a top squad at the top.
There is no FFP this year due to covid, and City have shown it to be a joke anyway, so clubs can simply spend what they want!
Roman has a choice to spend what he wants. Haaland would join us otherwise we’d have heard different by now from him or his agent. You simply need to pay what they want. Up to Roman - it’s his money and club.
Make no mistake, we are being run more as a business now than before. Net spend over last few years is less than Arsenal and Everton apparently. Sadly, we will not win the league this way for a long time. You have to pay 100+ for the players at the very top of the game unless you can find the gems yourself.
So for all that Roman, a legend, has done for us, it does feel like he’s not willing to play with the big boys any longer.
Champions league is my favourite competition and winning it again means the world to me. But the league shows your true level and we are miles off I think.
It’s not me trying to sound greedy, I just think it is a fact that we don’t seem willing to pay what it takes to get the Kane’s and mbappe’s and haalands. Meaning we won’t consistently - and that word is the key - be favourites for major titles! The danger of the business model is we just become arsenal in 5 years.