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.

PlayerFeeClub
INCOMING
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
OUTGOING
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

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