I think most would agree Brands is doing a fantastic job and is key to getting us back were we belong.
Looking at the player turnover required to streamline our current squad and make room for additions its astonishing the amount of deadwood we have clogging up the wage bill.... we've got a full team plus subs we need rid of and I'm positive Brands will work his magic, but if he can get rid of this lot in the summer I don't think he'd ever buy a pint again in his life...
Martina (1m) Besic (4m) Williams (free) Garbutt (1m)
Bolasie(7m) McCarthy(6m) Schnederlin(8m) Walcott(10m)
Tosun(15m) Niasse(5m) - Subs: - Mirallas(2m) Sandro(4m)
Thats 13 players off the books, about 60m in potential sales & (appox 700k a week in wages gone) - Basically One Top Player Now Days
& I've not included Jags & Baines. (1yr ext)
Now I know we've no chance of a player turnaround like that and its extreme but all those listed go for me before we even consider bids for the likes of :-
Vlasic, Lookman, Onyekuru or Gueye (if they push for it).
Hopefully Brands has got a Chinese Language School going at finch farm and we can sell to them in bulk.