First, if there's been a thread like this, can someone merge it please? OK, so - what is the future of transfers? We earn more, but we spend more on fees and wages. I don't have figures, but I would think clubs' expenditure is catching up with earnings (especially in Europe). There will come a time when the majority of top clubs simply cannot afford to buy players anymore. It is possible that more clubs will target teenagers, and those who blood the youngsters in quicker would be able to make quite a profit when selling them on. Profit from sales might even eclipse other forms of income. It is further possible that players who cannot be shifted will see out their contracts more frequently. Players leaving on frees might become more common. This might in turn result in a whole lot of ordinary players earning higher wages at clubs, when compared to those who were purchased. Matching high-earners will push up expenditure even more. And what about that massively expensive purchase? What happens to the club if he gets a career-ending injury? It would hurt the clubs finances even more. When will we reach that ceiling people talk about? And what will be the role of agents? We have already entered the asylum and football is already deranged. Many points above are already well within reach. Where will it end?