They actually do pony up on the front line. They've just failed over and over again on their signings. Christian Colman was a big DP money move, and they grabbed him when some giants of South American football wanted him. He's on a huge salary. He's been a disaster, and then got hurt. Now he's playing in the USL for NOrth Texas. They went out and signed "the Cobra" this past off-season, who was the leading scorer in the Polish league at the time. He's done squadoosh. Literally squadoosh. I think everybody knows that if FCD signed a Chicharito, they'd be better on the field and sell a hell of a lot more tickets. That's not their "mission statement," though. They're not going to do it. FCD has done a hell of a job developing midfielders from their academy. Have for a long time. And they're doing better developing defenders. But forwards and wingers aren't being produced yet that have been "difference makers." Ferreira looks like a good forward prospect and has had an impact this season. He's also versatile. Ferreira's not going to be the starting #9 on an MLS-cup contending team, though. Shrug. I see it as a lot of negotiating thru the media. The GM Zanotta has said some similar things. He knows how this game is played as he was previously the GM at Gremio and Santos. All of their comments can just be summed up by saying: "FCD has the player under contract for a couple more seasons. He's an important player for FCD, and if a club wants him...................they're going to have to pay a significant transfer fee." We're not talking about the 1 million for Chris Richards here. Maybe not Alphonso Davies type of money (13.5 million), but certainly a significant pile of cash. Zanotta has said they've received calls from clubs with "interest" in Pomykal. So he must be quoting a price. So far none of risen to the bait. Hence he can say "no offers have come in" and not be lying.