James Maddison joined Spurs for a fee of £40million. Harry Winks moved the opposite way for £10million, so in total the payment was net £30million. Last summer no bids did come in for Youri Tielemans, as he was valued at a price no one wanted to pay with just a year left on his contract.
FFP will stop clubs from making bids for players at any value possible, as it would affect the balance of payments done for players. We do see this at the minute, Leicester not really getting any moves rolling, not willing to accept bids for players lower than expectation.
Harvey Barnes is a clear example and to see him leave for less than £35million would be a difficult one to accept, but at the same time, Leicester will need to sell to get their books balanced and be able to bring in more fresh faces.
We have seen a number of players leave on free, all of them in total signed for more than £100million, and it will be difficult to adapt to the picture of Wilfred Ndidi leaving at £15million, Kelechi Iheanacho not being valued to more than £7million and Timothy Castagne being sold for £12million.
Last season we had high hopes of many moves to happen, but the only one appearing was Wout Faes, with little or no movement seen on players going out. This is also the situation at present, not being able to go into the market before moves are made and if Leicester decide to keep Harvey Barnes and Wilfred Ndidi, because bids are too low, then Leicester will stay silent and just keep what they got.
Leicester cannot have 40 players in the squad, they need to keep the tallies of home grown talent at correct values, as well as balancing player salaries. This is also part of the total picture of transfers and during the time Brendan Rodgers has been in charge, he has not really helped the club forward making demands you would normally see at the major top, but those clubs also needs to keep their focus, and understanding the rules.
There are still too many players at the club, and Enzo Maresca needs to come to terms with everything, but still a bit trapped as he cannot plan too much with an unclear picture of different transfers not really happening as fast as we would have liked them to, hopefully we will get the balance in place for the starting game of the season.
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