People don't care about how much £65m havertz cost, or that Eddie is on £100k per week.Why? Who cares how much we pay.
Ok maybe they do and they use it as a stick to bash them with.
We signed trossard for £27m when roughly the same age and contract situation as if we sign Toney in January.
Toney will be similar squad situation to trossard, i.e. likely back up to jesus.
If we overspend on a backup player that cost will be brought up time and time again as a dead weight dragging them down.
Also if we sign squad players for huge amounts that will not help us with ffp, both in terms of that transfer and future negotiations.
Man city have moved to the next stage we should be aspiring to, they sign a player for a fair fes as the player has indicated a preference. We should attempt to be that London club players demand they go to making bidding wars irrelevant.
I am against signing Toney anyway, if a bidding war to get him we either lose face if we miss out or end up paying £20m+ more than we should.