Knowing how far teams are now behind City it’s even less likely BIG MONEY a will be invested as that’s what it’s going to take just to try and catch them up.
The thing is, as good as city are and as much as they have invested, they have destroyed the league.
Why would any owner want to spend hundreds of millions on transfers when city have already amassed a massive advantage?
Remember it started over a decade ago. They would buy players on massive wages (because it was the only way to entice them to city) and when they were surplus to requirements they didn’t have to sell to buy. No, they just signed a new upgrade and loaned out the original player for the remainder of his contract and also paid the majority of his wages as well.
Can you imagine any sane business owner with a model using that strategy?
With the exception of Newcastle (who may try something similar) the rest of the clubs have to get their transfer policy spot on and then try to achieve what their club has never done before and get to 90 points just to stand a chance.
If you have one bad window or a few unlucky injuries, bad luck. City will be over the hill and far away before you can come up with a plan B.
So I don’t blame our owners for not spending £100m on Bellingham. He probably wasn’t available anyway and it’s unlikely we would buy a short term replacement as that would probably eat into the Bellingham fund.
Mbappe was a dream and only about three clubs on the planet can afford his wages.
So, as fans, we are left with a choice. Have responsible owners who use sound business models to run their franchise, or sell out and become like city and PSG.
Unless all clubs are fan owned or we all join this super league, no club will compete in this league...
Unless you have a fantastic transfer policy, a fantastic manager and manage to get to 90+ points consistently. But even then, that may take 3/4 seasons to begin to flourish and you are lucky these days to last 3/4 months if results go against you.