Newcastle – Big Spenders In Europe This Summer

Newcastle have spent a gross of £50.3M on incoming transfers this summer so far, and have sold Davide Santon to Inter-Milan on July 1st for £2.5M, so the net transfer outlay so far is £47.8M, and that’s the most Newcastle have ever spent in any transfer window.

Newcastle are the second biggest spenders in England, and the fifth biggest spenders in Europe so far this summer.

Steve McClaren has said today he thinks Thauvin may be the last player Newcastle will bring in this summer, but at the same time he said how many times have you heard that with 10 days to go in a window.

steve mcclaren press confernce

Steve McClaren – spending is over (?)

So there could be some players become available that Newcastle may want to bring in.

But that does seem to suggest that we are no longer after QPR striker Charlie Austin, and we’ll be disappointed if we don’t bring in another center-back or another full-back before September 1st.

We are light at center-back and also at full-back, so we haven’t really fixed our big weakness of the last few seasons.

But credit where credit is due, and Mike Ashley said he would make big money available this summer – and he’s done that.

We also expect the next two transfer windows for Newcastle to be active ones too – especially next summer.

McClaren said the next three transfer windows for the Magpies are important to build a good team that could win something – like one of the local cups – the FA Cup and the League Cup.

We have won the FA Cup six times and been losing finalists seven times – but we have never reached the final of the League Cup.

Georginio Wijnaldum£14.5MEindhoven
Aleksandar Mitrovic£14.3MAnderlecht
Chancel Mbemba£11.8MAnderlecht
Florian Thauvin£14.5MMarseille
Ivan Toney£1.5MNorthampton
Transfer Fees Out£56.6M
Remy CabellaSeason loanMarseille
Davide Santon£2.0MInter-Milan
Mehdi Abeid£1.5MPanathinaikos
Olivier Kemen£0.5MLyon
Sammy AmeobiSeason LoanCardiff
Adam Armstrong6 month loanCoventry
Freddie Woodman6 month loanCrawley
Haris VuckicSeason LoanWigan
Shane Ferguson6 month loanMilwall
Jonas GutierrezReleasedDeportivo
Ryan TaylorReleasedHull City
Jak AlnwickReleasedPort Vale
Adam CampbellReleasedNotts County
Remie StreeteReleasedPort Vale
Transfer Fees In£4.0M
Net Spend£52.6M

Comments welcome.

85 comments so far

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #1

    OneAlanShearer Fellani is banned tomoz

  • OneAlanShearer

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Seen cheers

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #3

    I had forgotten that he was banned for first 3 games. There’s no Pedro as well.

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Didn’t realise that Fellaini had one more game to go of his three match ban. Reduces the aerial threat somewhat.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #5

    De Bruyne to Man city for 50.4 mil. Wow.

    Nearly 100 mil on just him and Sterling.


  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #6


    I picked a win tomorrow… and im with you, I do hate manure more than any other.. all about a girl a dated if you recall…

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #7


    be nice if we has some of their monopoly money to blow.. 🙂

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #8

    Pedro plays for Chelsea so I wouldn’t expect to see him at Old Trafford lol

  • Ian Toon

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Chancel- Are you in Leeds?

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #10

    They got that Otamendi aswell. If this De Bruyne goes through it will be the most in Premier League history for one window.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Jst seen our goals again. Colo wasnt near the goals.
    1. Goal 1 Colback was poor jst looked Shelvey
    2. Goal 2 Anita lost Ayew.

  • Take a Chancel on me

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Ian I am indeed

  • Tsunki

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #13

    He lives next door to Jimmy’s.

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14

    will die for the toon army

    goal 1, colo watched the ball go to gomis

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Goal 1 mbemba should of stayed with gomis instead of trying to cut the pass out, goal 2 colo is nowhere near to win the header should be right with him to out him of with a little knock

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #16

    To put him off*

  • toonicle

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #17

    It would seem Steve may have decided he wants to get a look at the defense as it is (with Mbemba and Lascalles) before making any other big money signings there and preferred to focus on our total lack of anything creative going forward the second half of last year. Seems to think all that back 4 need is better coaching, but after these first 2 games i can’t see any progress back there…

  • lochinvar

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #18

    So the FA announce that Bentekes goal for Scousers against Bournemouth shouldn’t have stood and issue new guidelines for officials to understand the rule better – two games into the season ! Wenger gets it right – time for the video ref !
    Can we have three points please ?

  • geordieboy83

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Anita. Mbemba. Taylor. Haidara
    ———gini. —- Colback———-
    Sissoko. De. Jong. Thauvin
    ————– mitrovic—————-

    Perez for de Jong when he fades, Aarons for thauvin, and tiote for colback. Simples haha may aswell go for element of surprise and this team is capable of retaining the ball very thus not exposing our defence happy days

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #20

    considering the lac hasnt even made the bench, its hard to think hes in steves long term plans.

  • bobby mango

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Not light at CB, we have took many. Just what we have are shite.

    Understand they’ll have to shift a few players on now.
    Can’t help thinking the money has been poorly spent. Decent players but the wrong ones for our squad.

  • croftus5678

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #22

    mehdi abied 1.5mil out also.

    i’m happy with this window !

    granted not as happy as i would have been if we had of signed another cb but all in all a very very good window.

    our 4 signings for the first team have surely improved quality that we should be no where near relegation now and we will be entertained with goals on the way !

    and i’m still hoping macca can make our very poor cb’s into atleast avg cb’s

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #23

    it’s so quite here

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Considering we’ve spent so much, being one of Europe’s top spenders, I don’t feel very much more confident going into games than under Carver last season. How can that be?

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Colo doesn’t even do little knocks. Other people just need give him a little knock to take him out of the picture.

  • geordie157

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #26

    good window so far, still think there will be one more.

    I know no-one probably rates him but I do think Sakho if its true he’s avail for 10mill would be a good signing, adds more pace at the back and can play left back if needed.

    The player I actually think we’ll sign will be either Dunk if Williamson goes as part of the deal or Rudiger if he recovers from his injury.

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #27


    Colo needs to add it to his game and quick, we need to start being a little dirty at the back we are far to soft.

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #28

    The guys over at Sporting Intelligence have come up with a rather handy algorithm to help sort this out, and here is exactly how these values have been calculated by Dr Tom MaMMMrkham.

    For those mathematicians among you, how does that look, reasonable?

    Anyway, below are the results of the findings for all 20 PL teams and as you can see, there is a huge gap between tiny Bournemouth at the bottom and Manchester United at the top.

    this states NUFC is worth L221m… with manure being worth L1,848m, and Bournemouth being worth L104m…

    thought it was interesting…

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #29

    I cut and pasted the article, sorry if it didn’t come out right…

  • Graeme

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #30

    We have strengthened our mid-field and our attack as well as bringing in Chancer in defence. I am reliably advised that this is going to improve our hold-up play, thus taking the pressure off our still woefull defence.

    So far, I cant see how it is going to work, but I’m more than happy to give Mac his 12 games before judging him – given the utter shambles of last season, I am even prepared to write off this season to the “Re-building Programme” over 3 windows.

    As long as he keeps us out of the bottom five and the Illustrious continues the investment for the next 2 windows, we should start next season in a far healthier position than we ended last season. The ball is firmly in McClaren’s court!!

  • Graeme

    Aug 21, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Illustrious Owner!!

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #32

    I think we need to start mitrovic, let him bully the manure defense ,a pacy aarons on the left wing with flava on the right… just have a go, run at them… jus effin go for it, nothing to lose, everything to gain… just an opinion…

  • martoon

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #33

    I really am gobsmacked at comments like “Can’t help thinking the money has been poorly spent”. This has been the best transfer window ever by NUFC. Yeah we could do with another defender but at least we bought one decent one. We’ve also got a new manager and coaching staff – in fact everything we’ve been crying out for on here for the last few years. It’s going to take a while for the players to gel and McClaren’s influence to take effect but let’s have some optimism please!

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #34

    flava = florian

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #35


    I got a hunch we pull off a win tomorrow… im planning on staying up all nite, much to the neighbors chagrin, since its on at 645 am here 😛

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #36

    Too late for Colo to add anything to his game. He needs to stop losing stuff from it. Soon there’ll be nothing left.

  • lesh

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Well, if the defence ain’t strengthened, McClaren might as well not bother fielding a team for the two cup competitions – and eighth or better.

    So, in fairness to him, his hands are being tied before the season’s really got going.

    Lets hope that the fickle ones among our fans remember that when calling for blood.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #38

    If it’s 6.45 why don’t you just get up early in the morning?

  • lesh

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon Prod

    Given Citeh’s spending, surely it ought to be challenged under the FFP rules.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 21, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #40

    Dok @32
    I want to see that. Mitrovic, Aarons and Thauvin. What’s the worst that could happen?


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