Is there a "creative accounting" benefit from sending players like that out on loan? As in selling them when their book values has reduced due to amortisation, so the trading loss isn't as great?
I can't be arsed working out the numbers.
I was trying to work that out the other day when the Klaassen links came about.
Klaassens book value this summer would be £18m. It'd be a pretty heavy hit to the FFP allowance if we only got say £12m for him, but loaning him for 2 years his value would only be £6m and we'd either break even selling him cheap, or even make a profit if he does okay? This is all on paper for FFP reasons though because in reality we'd be losing more money that if we sold him now, and thats what i don't understand about FFP that in order to protect clubs from doing a Leeds the new rules make it more complicated to not lose money than to lose it?
Bolasie's book value on the other hand should only be about £10m this year, and i'd be amazed if we couldnt sell him for that?