imo, I don't think a sale is happening. I just think that it's possible that players don't come here unless this team is the last option. Players talk. Agents talk. Would you want your client or whoever being steered to a team where the coach isn't all that great and the SD only closes reservists, HGs and draftees when it comes to player acquisitions?
If they're gonna sell, it won't be anytime soon. They're gonna wait.
maybe there is a bit of talk but I still think the issue is the scout/analytics department has not been up and running for enough time and throughput. They are doubling down on this aspect. RBG did not give them $$ without this aspect fully resourced.
Now why we have gotten few to no transfers /scouting tips from RBL and RBS is odd but we have had a mixed bag on that perspective especially for the younger players. Might be changing now with Sims and Kaku.
Seriously why no loanees from RBS??
Also, lack of $$$ by RBG is hard to understand but could be we are poouring $$ in Academy and think they will yield a bumper crop when it has been good but not 1/3 the RBL team is from NYRB good.
At least it sounds like they are actively scouting and in discussions. The who they are targeting is mixed (some sound promising) others are odd on why someone playing in Championship with possible EPL promotion are odd.
The lack or slowness in closing is another aspect to the story.