It certainly has parallels in signing "the next Bellingham" in the likes of Elliott and Carvalho.
In Baseball it's a closed shop so easier to work.
Not the same when you have PSG, City and now Newcastle with the ability to operate at a different level.
No Luxury Tax lying in wait to peg back those three.
Yeah, its impossible to go toe to toe with huge money like that with those teams. That’s why you have to find another way to compete.
There is a great movie called “Moneyball” about this very topic with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill about the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Back in the early 00’s, they had probably the poorest team in the league. They came up with a new way to find value in players and went on an insane winning streak and had the best record in the league. The ideas behind that success changed how MLB teams are managed and the Red Sox were early adopters of the philosophy before their championship runs.
Even if you’re not a baseball fan, it’s just a great movie if you love sports.