I just think we as fans are going down a road we dont truly understand with regards spending.Of which are all accounted for already in P and L for this year and next?
Plus the premier league have signed off on the purchases given the information we have provided them?
There is one of the Toffee TV guys, John Blain who is quite good on this stuff, might be worth listening to one of his Everton podcasts for your own peace of mind plus I am sure there are a number of forum accountants that can assist
I agree with you we are taking a chance with the spend but to compensate there will be another "BIG" out before the end of this financial year (Probably Pickford or Dominic Calvert-Lewin) as we limp towards Bramley Moor being open
We dont know the facts, we dont know for example how much we truly pay for players, sure the fees are reported and are generally good sources.
We dont know how much we pay them wages, we dont know how much we paid Agents, signing on fees, what the terms of the agreement are with regards payments, add ons, appearance fees and so on, again, sure we can "guess" use good sources, but we dont truly know.
So IMO, we should keep it simple.
For me keeping it simple is the old tried and tested Net spend.
Fees in, fees out.
When we talk of 5m upfront and spreading the cost over contracts, as others have done, it gets complicated, these are unknowns.
For me we received 60m for Richarlison, so far we have got Tarks in on a free, we paid 15-20m for McNeil, Vingare I would presume a nominal loan fee, then about 30-33m for Onana, probably a small fee for Gana, Coady also nominal loan fee. Leaves us about equal for me, so far.
As for wages, all being told, players out and players in, we probably have some wiggle room there also.
As for future sales, who knows, for this window I think there will be serveral outs, with regards money left to spend, well who knows, im quite stunned we have spent so much and yes, whilst we havent spent all the money upfront, that money will still have to be paid, so players bought in this window do impact players we can buy in other windows.
Saying that im quite pleased with the players we have signed, but would love a Striker.