In a recent interview Zola is saying that there is one transfer plan if we qualify for the Europa League and another if we don’t.
He has in previous interviews talked about adding 2-3 names to the squad, emphasizing that this should be names that would significantly increase the strength of the squad.
Last transfer window he "funded the Savio deal" by selling Bellamy and letting several players go out on loan. I doubt there is/are anyone in the current squad that he would like to part with that would bring in the kind of money it would take to get 2-3 decent players in. Unless, God forbid, there is some kind of pre-deal for selling Upson.
So where is the money coming from? How can, at this economically desperate time, anyone grant Zola any transfer funds?
It could be that the organization now, after cutting away some “dead wood” is actually making a profit and transfer funds can be granted by the sitting board (I find it unlikely).
However, there are rumors that some kind of preliminary takeove deal is already struck with an Asian buyer and that this future owner has given Dux/Zola a hint of what can be expected.
Having desperately waited for this change of ownership to go through since last October I confess to being inclined to wishful thinking about this.