Swansea City chief executive Julian Winter has taken aim at Nottingham Forest for their summer spending.
In an interview with Wales Online, the Swans’ key figure was quizzed on the direction the club are going in.
Winter is a shrewd businessman and he reiterated his desire to make the club financially stable; even if they win promotion to the Premier League.
Forest had a hectic summer. Following promotion, the Reds spent around £140 million and added 22 players to the squad.
The challenge for Steve Cooper is to get the players firing, with Forest currently second bottom of the table after seven games.
Winter has claimed he wouldn’t be comfortable with an approach similar to the Reds if they do return to the top-flight.
He told Wales Online: “I personally think that’s absolutely bonkers.
“A club like Forest, they did have a lot of loan players in, but ending up singing 22 players and spending around £140 million, I’m genuinely astounded by it.
“It’s a bit of a risk to take.”
Given the strange nature of the Championship, Swansea find themselves in 16th place but only three points off the top six.
Right now, their immediate focus is to continue winning games and climb the league even further.
Winter has taken aim at Forest
Everyone seems interested in what Forest are doing this season following a busy summer.
The Reds were always going to be damned if they did and damned if they didn’t.
Had they stuck by a lot of the players from last year and signed 12 players, they’d have been tarnished with ‘doing a Norwich’ and not really having a go.
Swansea should focus on keeping their own house in order.
Forest are being bankrolled by an ambitious owner who sees the club in the higher echelons of the Premier League.
Naturally, that won’t happen overnight and the priority this season is to avoid relegation.
Winter doesn’t have to worry about the possibility of Premier League football until Swansea get back there.
Forest could desperately do with a few wins to silence those who continue to slate their summer business.