Newcastle Highly Placed In Europe´s Biggest Net Spenders


talkSPORT has issued a list of the biggest spenders in Europe last summer and Newcastle are down as having spent£ £42M – but according to Managing Director Lee Charnley we spent £52.6M.

Given Newcastle spent £42M we are 9th in list of top net spenders in Europe for  last summer.

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Lee Charnley – Newcastle´s top executive
That´s a strange smile


Here is the list of the top ten new spenders in Europe for last summer.

  1. Manchester City £101.3M
  2. Valencia £63.4M
  3. Milan £60.9M
  4. Paris Saint Germain £60M
  5. Atletico Madrid £46.8M
  6. Manchester United £43.4M
  7. Real Madrid £42.9M
  8. Juventus £42.9M
  9. Newcastle United £42M
  10. Bayern Munich £40M

If Newcastle were credited with £52.6M net spend we would be 5th in the list and Newcastle signed Gini Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Chancel Mbemba and Florian Thauvin.

So Newcastle join the two Manchester clubs as the only English clubs in the top ten net spenders for last summer.

It? getting like the top clubs in Europe try to outdo each other in their spending over the summer – and of course Manchester City – the best team money can buy are top of the list.

It hasn´t done Newcastle much good yet and none of the other teams are bottom of the league in their countries at the moment.

However, much better things are still to come from Newcastle United.

But facts like this will also put pressure on Steve McClaren to start producing the goods at Newcastle.

This big spending is likely to continue and the Financial Fair Play Rules have not been a success – although UEFA did penalize Manchester  City and PSG last summer – by fining them around £50M.

How´s  that for a  punishment – give us more of your money.

But they did place restrictions on transfer spending and a reduction in the club’s squad size for the Champions League, but the punishment was like a slap on the wrist.

UEFA had said a few years back when the FFP rules were introduced, they would ban clubs from competing in Europe, who didn´t abide by the rules.

That would have been a punishment that hit those clubs both in the pocket and also their prestige as clubs, by not being allowed them to compete in Europe.

But it didn´t happen.

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146 comments so far

  • will die for the toon army

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Nothing to show for it.

    Our best team:
    ……………………….Krul
    Janmatt…..Mbemba……..Colo…….Haidara
    ……………….Sisssoko……Wijanaldum
    Thauvin……………De Jong. …………….Perez
    …………………………Mitrovic

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Are the difference in figures to do with wages by any chance?

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Will die, that would probably be my first choice given the chance. Both holding midfielders are well capable of breaking out with pace and power to start attacks, with the attacking mids providing the ammo for the big man. Add to that January’s signings – whoever they may be – and the future ain’t all bad is it? 🙂

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but imagine if we had signed Payet , Andre Ayew. Gomis and the fast Spanish winger from Swansea. Forgot his name but all these were realistically accessible.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #5

    ———————————–krul————————————
    janmaat————–mbemba——-colo—————–haidara
    ———————–sissoko———–tiote————————–
    gini—————————de-jong———————–thauvin
    ———————————-perez———————————–
    dont like 4-2-3-1…..but thats what i’d play

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #6

    thats with the players available now

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Got to agree with Ed on ffp – what a joke. Fining clubs that have bottomless pockets isn’t punishment. Banning them from the CL – as was promised to rule breakers – would have genuinely shook things up, but they bottled it big time.
    As an aside, does anybody agree that the latest info coming out of FIFA, regarding the sale of tv rights that profited one man 11 million smackers, must see Blatter’s little empire crumble at long last? Surely this is the evidence against that odious little worm that finishes him off?

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  • hibbit

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #8

    not over the last 5 years Ed one of the lowest net spend top flight clubs in europe…….. we will always be chasing our tail with this owner 2 steps forward 3 steps back…… yes we bought players but not the players we needed and still need

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Springy, decent team marra, but not sure about tiote this season. He doesn’t even look like a footballer just now. I’ve no idea how he could’ve been so good, but now look so bad, in such a short time 😉

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #10

    fining billionaire club tens of thousand of pounds is like fining me less then a quid!….they’ll break the rules take the fine and walk away laughing….points deduction and a transfer ban myt be a better option….not platini will do much good tbh

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    not sure platini#

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Bobby……. Looks like Blatters bang to rights , but the slippery little worm seems to be coated in something that s..t doesn’t stick to.

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  • pawl250

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #13

    For Watford I would go 4-3-3

    Krul
    Janmaat – Mbemba – Coloccini – Haidara
    Sissoko – Anita – Wijnaldum
    Thauvin – Perez – Aarons

    Darlow, Taylor, Colback, Tiote, Obertan, De Jong, Cisse

    Taylor/Lascelles if injured
    Tiote/Gouffran if injured

    Pace, Pace, Pace and more PACE!
    Attack, Attack and more Attack!

    Do not think De Jong is fit enough to start, he still looks abit jaded compared to his normal self (looking at his old club obv for that comparison)

    I was hesitant to put in Thauvin, but against Watford if he cannot deliver the goods then he simply needs dropped.

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #14

    bobby
    i put tiote in coz he’s done that job before..and good… knows the position and how to play it….agreed im unsure whether he can get back to what he was?..i dont no mate but he could hold while sissoko breaks…thats the idea

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  • Geordie1

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed you honestly don’t think that fat boy and pugsly would tell the truth do ya? they have been spinning lies for the last 8 years so this is nothing new.

    ASHLEY OUT!!!!!!!

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #16

    question…with the players we have…would a 3-5-2..or maybe 4-1-3-2?….just grasping at straws trying to get 2 up front!!lol

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  • BandB

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #17

    That’s not a smile on Charnley’s fizzog Ed.
    That’s his forgot to lock the netty door face.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #18

    The difference is we’ve spent 50mil for the first time and other clubs up at the top have been spending for years. On average over the years we’ve spent very little actually.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Betty, he has been teflon man in the past, but this latest evidence must do for him. It calls into question everything else he’s been involved in – including the next world cup allocation. FIFA needs to remove everybody and start afresh imo, because the whole lot has been tainted by his actions. How can anybody previously involved pass this so called ethics test? Sickening. Get rid of the lot and make everything FIFA does in the future totally transparent. And if they say ‘don’t you trust us?’ Laugh at them and point to the last 30 yrs or so. 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 16, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Trust?

    Okay, I wont go there again.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #21

    Bobby…… When the yanks start plea bargaining with Warner and the others, surely someone ‘ll bring him down.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Springy, what I’d give to see tiote back to his best mate. The difference it would make to the whole team can’t be overstated. We could leave him to do his holding job and concentrate on attacking. He was mr reliability for a while. Maybe the new coaches can help him, but to be honest, I’m not over optimistic on that point. And when I’m not over optimistic, it’s a grey day 😉

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Andy Cole – Newcastle United’s £47m summer spend could amount to nothing but another relegation fight
    Former striker Andy Cole believes that this weekend’s Premier League game against Watford is already a must-win for Newcastle United and fears Steve McClaren has tough times ahead.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Betty, they’ll sell him down the river in order to save themselves, but no doubt he’ll have a little portfolio of all his dodgy dealings and will take them all with him. Serve them all right. They’ve ran roughshod over our game for long enough and watching them squirm will give a lot of people a lot of pleasure. Me included! 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #25

    BandB, when I look at that photo, I wonder if ‘owlheed’ was a name misplaced? I hear it was for Llambias, but surely that is your quintessential owl heed right there? 🙂

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  • the truth will out

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #26

    not very impressive with the result of the netty spend

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Sadly I have to leave. Once again thanks to all for the banter and exchanges – it was, as always, thoroughly enjoyable. Be nice to each other. 🙂

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  • BandB

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Bobbybee,

    Now we are alone again 🙂
    I just wanted to say this.
    I have been crying out for a good old-fashioned bruiser to put the case the defence for a long time. I don’t mind at all if it is full and frank.
    We old-school bloggers have a habit of nursing old slights, real and imagined, that tend to degenerate into handbags that have little to do with the debate at hand.
    None of that is to do with you. I hope you will plough your own furrow and genuinely argue from your own viewpoint, and not allow yourself to be made clubbable by new “allies” who will use you to serve their own ends.
    I didn’t feel insulted by you at all today. You kick me, I’ll kick you back, and I expect no quarter in return. Just no sneaky ankle taps out of the archives for us.
    Okay?

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  • Reyantoon

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #29

    toon kk……I’m not that happy because we’re losing,but I’ll be patient as we are in transition,
    new players -new coaching staff etc…
    It’s good u have ambition but your criticism looks very harsh.U usually are too quick to write off everything.You said a striker like Shane Long would have been good for us.That’s your recom’n but tbh,a striker like him is basically a championship standard.May score one or two today but will disappear for 6 or more games next.Give the company a little more time,things will settle,hopefully starting this weekend.We don’t usually engage but i picked you as i repeatedly saw ur comments pessimistic!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m very impressed by our net spend. I’m not so impressed with our position in the table. The team doesn’t play like a team yet. We have some decent individual players but so far not much else. Harrumph….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Saylor is listed as only having a knock, yet no return date? Should only be a couple of months then…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Personally I would return him to the manufacturer and get my money back…..

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  • BandB

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Hiya G2,

    Rather a sensible start…….
    I demand silliness…and lots of it.
    It’s been a heavy day.

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  • davis_toons

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #34

    ……………………….Krul
    Janmatt…..Mbemba……..Colo…….Haidara
    ……………….Sisssoko……Wijanaldum
    Thauvin……………De Jong. …………….Perez
    …………………………Mitrovic

    I hope to see such line up as well and hope that it can happen against easier teams but as McC is a careful man and the point that he started withe 2 DM for most games might..says it all.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #35

    I’ll do my best BandB. Sorry to hear it’s been a heavy day so far. Too many on here are already wearing their Thongs of Gloom. It’s not necessary yet lads. Let’s kick back and relax. Deep breaths, knee bends. Now I want to see some hilarity break out!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #36

    What I normally recommend at this point of the season is to drink plenty of water mates. Flush oot your systems. Rip off your Thongs of Gloom and scream like wild chickens in heat……Beautiful….

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  • BandB

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #37

    He wasn’t manufactured G2.
    He was cloned from Oddbod’s finger in Carry on Screaming when it fell off in the woods.
    Unfortunately. bits keep falling off him too.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #38

    I find Physio Room to be a rather gloomy place to hang out. Most of our injured players except Willo and Marvelous Marveaux have no return date. Come on then, heal lads, heal!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #39

    Does anybody else thin Oddbod looks a lot like Derek Llambias on a good hair day?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 16, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Is everyone breathing, flushing and screaming? I certainly hope so….

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