I don't think it is widely appreciated just how short of money Premier League Clubs are. Barcelona couldn't finance buying Max up front either.
Norwich did well to get what they got for Lewis and Godfrey, who are themselves playing in matches at the buying clubs. Ben Godfrey got himself a particularly good move.
For the likes of Burnley the EPL money is the biggest percentage of their income but for the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal, with huge revenues from matchday packages, meals, tours, sponsorships, events and lounges the lockdown has cost a lot of money. But the wages are the same and clubs budget to the maximum on wages so it will hurt.
On top of this, I understand China will stop taking SKY televised EPL matches soon if not already and they have paid a lot of money for it in the past. The next deal from SKY will be much lower.
And, the final big problem on the horizon is travel bans. The public will not much longer tolerate footballers travelling for European club matches and without that revenue the top six will suffer.
This is the biggest levelling up of the financial playing field for decades. But the absence of crowds has seen the clubs with the best players do well and those like Sheff Utd, who rely on home support to bridge the talent gap, doing badly.
For the likes of Aarons and Buendia they are likely to be first choice in an EPL side next season anyway. Long term, I fear both, along with other Norwich players, might lack the physicality for the EPL which is going the same way as Rugby Union.