A question posed by james_AFCB what do AFC Bournemouth do with the reported £26.5million from the sale of Tyrone Mings to Aston Villa and the impending £10million sale of Lys Mousset to Sheffield United?
…what do we do with it? Let’s be honest, it’s completely unexpected and no doubt not planned for. 6 months ago we’d have taken £5million for Mings and there was talk of a season long loan somewhere for Mousset. So do we…
A) Use it to pay for the training ground?
B) Go get Butland?
C) Reinvest in other areas of the squad? If so, which positions?
D) First down payment on a new stadium?
E) Buy Dean Court back and build a much bigger and permanent Ted Mac Stand…?
Silent AFCB added…
F) begin to pay back Max Demin his £70 odd million
Remember Dominic Solanke probably came out of the summer budget as well. In my opinion, we could blow the rest of a contract for Ryan Fraser and comfortably survive, but a central midfielder is all that’s left (Or a replacement for anyone that leaves) in my opinion.
Sorry Roger wrote…
I keep banging on about this, but for one last time, transfer fees are usually staged over the life of the contract so we won’t be getting the money upfront. If we use it to buy other players that balance out but that isn’t true for spending on things like infrastructure. So we won’t have £30 million to buy back the ground and redevelop parts of it, even assuming we could get planning permission to do so.
D or E for me.
At some point, the club needs to invest in a bigger stadium as otherwise there will be very little in the way of a legacy from this spell in the premier league (if our time here does at some point come to an end).
If we don’t grow the fanbase now then we will be back to 3000 crowds if we are ever back in League 1. I’m not saying that a larger fan base is the be-all and end-all but it would give the club much more financial security if we were to lose the premier league cash cow. It’s also great to see local kids wearing our strip rather than top-six plastics and Southampton tops. If we can get more fans through the gates then we have more chance of this continuing outside of the premier league. A new training ground is great but with the fanbase we have had in the past we wouldn’t be able to afford to run it outside of the premier league. The last four years have been a real missed opportunity to grow the club and it will be a very sad state of affairs if this is not addressed at all. – Join the conversation, click here.