I guess if you view it purely in terms of transfer fee then what would Pearson cost if someone tried to buy him? What would Browne cost? And Johnson? All well over £5m you'd think. No surprise then that Bayliss isn't ahead of them if he's worth around£1.8-2m. Potts and Ledson are probably similar to Bayliss in terms of value, but as the new boy and the youngster he has to earn his place ahead of them. Gallagher is the outlier of course, because due to his age he probably has very little transfer value. But what would it cost us to replace him with a similar player.Thankfully were not Rovers just bizarre that our big season spend will not feature, thus not helping our efforts Now, which is surely our need
Yes, Bayliss is our record signing but even looking at players as financial assets rather than playing assets, that doesn't make him our highest valued player. This club has thrived by developing new signings into players worth more than we paid for them. Bayliss hasn't yet gone through that process, so he's still behind the others. Hopefully, in two years time he'll be a first team player worth five times what he is now and we'll be talking about as whether we can keep hold of him or not.