This is worrying. Remember when we had to use Steve Walshes old targets without investigating them properly. You end up With Henandez, Musa and Slimani.... it was public that Walsh had scouted at least the last 2, but our itk's suggested Walsh thought both should only be considered at the right price. Without a scout we just panicked and got them in however possible.
I still think if slimani had come in at reasonable fee it would have been worth a punt. You could even argue the same for Musa... on his day he is immense but that day only comes once every 2 years. Bad signings but I would understand why a scout would be investigating them in the first place. If someone had done their due diligence they would have realised that you cant pay that much money for players who cant control a pass.
We will always be left wondering what type of players Walsh would have got for us if we had the lure of champions league football. Biggest opportunity for the club to stake a claim for top 6 and we completely wasted it. Relegation fighting teams would have been disappointing with that window.