I think the Gbamin injury has skewed the impact of business last summer somewhat.
Gbamin + Delph (as cover) should have been enough to compensate for Gueye leaving... Only Gbamin's thigh muscle fell off.
That left Delph playing too often which isn't what he was brought in to do, leading to him getting injured and our midfield being decimated.
Gomes was a decent signing for the price given the three man midfield we were implementing, so really we had a decent set of options on there, it's just all fallen apart because a) Gbamin got a terrible injury, and b) we had to sack the manager whose players were bought for his system.
My only concern about Brands moving forward is how much will Ancelloti be in charge of who comes in... It's not like you argue with a man like him if he wants to sign older higher wage players. Brands influence on our buying ethos might just go straight out of the window this season