Exactly, a serious amount of money that belongs to the taxpayer and a charity. Therefore surely you would expect a process to take place to ensure the maximum possible return was achieved?This was a major business deal involving serious amounts of money.
Seeing as you don't seem to have understood the last example lets try another. Let's say Man City have shown an interest in Maddison, they have been monitoring him for 24 months and have on several occasions expressed to CCFC that they hope to one day sign him. Out of the blue Chelsea approach the club and put in a bid of £500K but CCFC value him at £2m. What would you prefer the club do? Would you want them to keep the Chelsea bid secret and sell him to them on the cheap, would you want them to let Man City know a bid has been made in the hope of starting a bidding war between the two clubs or would you leak it to the press that a bid has been received in order to alert all clubs in the hope that multiple clubs will start bidding against each other?
Which of these approaches do you think would be likely to maximise the amount we receive? I would suggest that if SISU did a deal to sell one of our players on the cheap in secret there would be uproar on this forum.