I doubt our budget was in the top six of L2 last season either, but we still managed to attract Nombe nonetheless. There’s nothing to suggest we couldn’t do the same this time round. Your pessimism is no more warranted than my suggestion that it could happen.
To indulge you in some data to back up my irritating opinion, over the previous 9 seasons we've only managed to bring in one player who's scored more league goals than Nombe has this season (Stockley), and that's all been at League 2 level.
My 'pessimism' about the chances of it happening in the summer feels more like realism, based on recent history. I'd be delighted to be wrong - we'll know either way in 13 months time.