Ronaldo is going to a team that won the league and got to the quarter final of the CL and need fine tuning, we were battling relegation for parts of the year and have gone from a long ball merchant to a progressive attacking manager. SIlva knew 6 or 7 months ago he was coming into Everton and negotiations with Brands have been going on for months id imagine too so they shouldve both been very aware of what was/is needed. In order to get a better harmony and achieving the best results for the season the signings should be in and on the pre season tour, even Silva has stated that, not to have any in is pretty inexcusable imo.
I get that we needed to shift players but I suspect every club does, Chelsea's squad is about twice the size of ours, but others dont let it have a direct impact on the upcoming season like we seem to be doing. Our priority should be getting what we need for the season, not getting rid of what we dont want as how do you know unless you've got what you need?
Granted, Ronaldo to Juve is a little different to what we're going through. Merely used it to demonstrate that 3 weeks is an awfully long time in football.
You say that they should know what we need but why? Until you study what we have got intimately they're not going to know are they? You can transplant every player from one system and assume they're going to operate better or worse in another. Doesn't work like that. How do you know what our priority is? Getting players in and selling players can be done at the same time...
Half of Chelsea's squad isn't even back to training? They appointed their manager this week. Do you honestly think they're in better shape?
I just don't get the panic.