As far as we can tell, when you look at the January transfer window and this summer’s transfer window, which ended last night, we estimate that Newcastle’s net spend was just less than £2M in the two transfer markets.
|Siem de Jong||£6M||Ajax|
|Facundo Ferreyra||£1.6M - Season Loan||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Jamaal Lascelles||£4M||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||£3M||Nottingham Forest|
|Sylvain Marveaux||Season Loan||Guingamp (France)|
|Shola Ameobi||Free||Gaziantep (Turkey)|
|Adam Campbell||One Month Loan||Fleetwood Town|
|Jamaal Lascelles||Season Loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Karl Darlow||Season Loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa||Season Loan £600K||Roma|
|Hatem Ben Arfa||Season Loan||Hull City|
With those estimates for the incoming transfers this summer we paid out about £35M and that includes the £1.6M loan fee for Facundo Ferreyra.
Another outlay for Newcastle was the loan fee we paid out in January to Borussia Monchengladbach for Luuk de Jong – so let’s assume that was about £1M.
So with loan fees and transfer costs for incoming players this year we paid out about £36M – £33.4M in transfer fees and £2.6M in loan costs for de Jong and Ferreyra.
For outgoing transfers this summer we received about £12.4M for Debuchy and Tavernier, and of course we got around £20M for Yohan Cabaye in January – that’s 32.4M we received in transfer fees this year.
We don’t know what the loan fee was for Ben Arfa’s move to Hull, but let’s say it was £1M – so we got around £1.76M in loan fees for loaning out Ben Arfa and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa yesterday.
And since there is an additional €500K based on appearances for Mapou at Roma, let’s just say we got £2M for the loans of Ben Arfa and Yanga-Mbiwa.
So that makes about £32.4 plus £2M – £34.4M we received for the outgoing transfers and loan deals this year.
So we paid out £36M and got back £34.4M.
And we didn’t assume any loan fee for loaning out Marveaux to Guingamp.
It’s almost a wash.
That’s assuming the estimates for the transfer fees are close and that our maths is OK.
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