For us to be remotely sustainable going forward I'd advocate for spending half of what we get in or maybe a little over half. I want us to cut the nonsense of 5/6 million for players, if we go that big it should be on 1 position the standard in this league means you just don't need to walk around with high cost squads Warnock built his Cardiff squad from frees and a couple of 1.6 million pound signings (Danny Ward from Rotherham, another bargain signing). Madine was their Jordan Rhodes a big money January signing with the idea his goals will push them to the Prem I kind of ignore the Madine signing when judging Warnock's transfers it was like Rhodes for us on paper it made sense to them at the time in reality the guy struggled to repay the fee with his goal return.
If we bring in 20 million and our wage budget year over year is cut in half I'd hope we'd restrain our spending maybe identify an absolute key striker/winger and put a 6/7 million fee aside for them but besides that there's no reason a 6/7 million budget at this level shouldn't be enough for Warnock to build out a decent squad. I hope Warnock has his eyes out already for some free's if he can find us a gem like Mendez Laing for nothing I'd be very happy.
Do we think that we'll only have half of incoming funds to spend? I would have thought with the cost cutting from the last 12 months and the drastic drop in the wage bill we'd be able to put all of the money into the squad again.