News broke yesterday of the extent of Trillion Trophy Asia’s investment plans. After the initial £12million made available to Gianfranco Zola to spend in the January Transfer window, a further loan package of up to £26m was agreed in December to spend this Summer.
Paul Suen’s commitment to the cause has been revealed in the parent company’s latest set of accounts. The accounts also show the loss of £930,000 which was down to the new players brought in and also the appointment of Gianfranco Zola.
The dismissal of Rowett is also outlined in a statement saying:
“The management believes the pedigree, philosophy and ambition of the new members fits with what the Club would like to achieve as it moves in a new direction.
“With the introduction of new players, the management is optimistic that the performance of the Club can be improved on and off the field.”
The figures also show Blues received more than £300,000 from the Premier League for fulfilling conditions of the Elite Player Performance Plan, an initiative designed to promote the production of home grown players.
Bearing in mind potential add-ons for the players Zola has brought in, we could be seeing at least £20million made available. Last month we heard the board were fully behind Zola and were not looking to replace him, despite only winning 2 games since his appointment, these plans could be the reason.
We have seen the potential in his signings and the fee’s of Nsue, Jutkiewicz, Kieta and Frei have only amounted to less than £5million. So, with a much higher transfer budget to help build on his team and playing style in the Summer, we could see a much stronger and exciting lineup come August.