It is a bit sad, but Rafa has done it on a shoestring so far, and even though this season might indicate otherwise, we are a better side. No reason we can't challenge next season with another top striker, LM, and CB cover. Getting rid of Kuyt,Momo(gone),Voro(please go),Crouch,Riise,Carson(too good to be backup) and there you have 30mil for three or four quality signings. I just don't trust Rafa to do that though as he likes a big squad full of too much rubbish, but replacing 6 with 4 is not a bad trade.
Who knows, maybe the "gift" will be the only money they need to spend outright, and I won't complain. My fear though is Xabi might look elsewhere. And I'd prefer Xabi of Masch if it came to that.