The only people who can judge 'value' are the people within the club who put up the money and know what they are looking for.
What concerns me is that the people who put up the money don't seem understand value or know what they're looking for.
That's how we ended up making boring, average managers like Ronald Koeman and Sam Allardyce among the top 10 highest paid in Europe.
That's how, with (at least) the 7th highest wage bill in England, we're scrapping to fight off the likes of Burnley, Leicester, and Watford for 7th place.
That's how, with a top 20 wage bill in Europe, we didn't even look like we belonged on the pitch against Lyon and Atalanta (whose marquee signing last summer was Marten de Roon from relegated Middlesbrough).
Maybe if more fans speak up and say "hey, stop being so fucking stupid," the club might actually try to make positive changes to the way it makes football decisions. We should be Europa League contenders with the amount we spend.