It’s irrelevant. He’s never getting a return on his investment.
We won’t catch the top sides by buying all of the “known” (I can’t emphasize the quotes here enough because I think this idea is a load of crap) players they don’t want.
We won’t make money to reinvest in the squad because we’re signing players at the point of their declining usefulness.
As for Ancelotti... he’s a great coach in a league with plenty of other great coaches. He’s not the smartest guy in the room. Getting him the exact players he says he wants guarantees fuck all. Getting him quality players with room to grow should he enough. Clubs can build a winning culture with talented, ambitious players 25 and under.
The way I look at it is that we could buy some 22 year olds for £10m a pop who have come from an inferior league and won't improve us for maybe two years, in which time we stay mid table and hope that a further 3 years after that those players become top class (at which point we get maybe one season of usefulness before they depart for someone bigger). However there's no guarantee that'll even happen, they might just be another Besic and do nothing, at which point you're now heading down the league not up.
The club seem to be doing two things currently:
1) investing in 'dead certs' that will instantly improve us and under a world class manager hopefully help is challenge the top 6 using players he wants and knows will work in his desired tactics and way of playing.
2) Buying extremely promising non first team ready youth players for relatively low money in the hope they develop in to first team players, such as Branthwaite and the left back we bought, whilst also trying to improve existing young first team players like DCL and Holgate.
The only time we've really ventured down the high potential upside young player is Kean and by and large it's been a disaster (so far). So going down that route is extremely risky, if you put your whole transfer strategy ethos on doing that and buy 4 Kean's you aren't challenging the top 4, you're being relegated.
I think we've really just got to trust our world class manager knows what we actually need more than a bunch of people on a footy forum tbh.