I reject your reality, I substitute my own !!
It might be similar to Saliba or even Vieira. They identify someone who they think will be a top player, and buy him before he is out of reach.If we've got Sambi why do we need another guy who will also need to develop quite heavily before he's real first 11 material?
He may be a great player in 3-4 years time, who knows, but we've already got a project in Sambi. We need to bring in someone ready to hit the ground running really.
We just have to hope the payment structure is similar to Saliba, was it like 7 installments? This way our transfer budget doesn't necessarily take a huge hit at all. And what I suppose it will be like, because we have examples of them doing this.