Hard to tell but assuming we can get someone to pay some of Bolasie and Besic's wages we could have a drop in wage spending of about £10 million or so.
If revenue stayed the same that would get our wage to revenue ratio down from 85% to just below 80%.
Although I would assume revenue will drop due to lack of gate receipts.
Ideally we can get it below 70% by increasing revenue and continuing to cut the wage bill the next two summers as Bolasie, Besic, Sig, Delph, Bernard all drop off by spring 2022 I believe. Of course they will have to be replaced but looks like Brands' strategy will be to bring in younger players who can progress and fill these roles for a much lower cost.
Ultimately though, success on the pitch and getting increased revenue will make things easier and those contracts won't be the giant anchor weighing us down.
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