With the extra games, not spending this money carries the real risk of finishing below 7th next year and that would be disastrous.
I think this, in particular, is an excellent point which I hadn't fully considered.
We've had this discussion before and we're pretty much on the same page about it; improving our overall squad quality is key to our progression.
I really don't think there's anything particularly wrong with our approach and I'm pretty confident that we'll finish with 65+ points.
It's difficult to compare to other leagues around Europe because of the differences in spending power. It's difficult to judge a transfer fee when it's still only June. I just wonder a little about the value we're ultimately getting. A lot of this really stems from the unknowns and how little I really know about a lot of the players.
What makes Michael Keane worth £13m more than Harry Maguire? What makes Bolasie worth £15m more than Nathan Redmond? Did we really need to spend £30m on Pickford or could we have got somebody just as effective for much cheaper? I think we're doing a great job at bridging the gap, but my personal opinion is that - despite it not being money - you can't just ignore cost when assessing the job Walsh and Koeman do.