Newcastle’s Transfer Outlay By End Of Today – A Low Net Spend

By the end of today we expect Newcastle to have made quite a few announcements –  that Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie have both been signed from Crystal Palace and Bournemouth respectively.

That Fabricio Coloccini has been released and will join San Lorenzo, Andros Townsend has moved to Crystal Palace and Remy Cabella has been signed by Marseille in this the first official day of the summer transfer window.

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Rafa Benitez – has plenty of money still to spend

If all that happens this will be the state of the transfers so far this summer with Newcastle spending a net of only £3.7M in the transfer window – and a lot more money still available for Rafa Benitez to spend this summer.

Matz Sels£4.5MKAA Gent
Dwight Gayle£10MCrystal Palace
Matt Ritchie£10MBournemouth
Jesus Gamez£1.5MAtletico Madrid
Isaac Hayden£2.5MArsenal
Grant Hanley£5.5MBlackburn
Ciaran Clark£5MAston Villa
Mohamed Diame£4.5MHull City
DeAndre Yedlin£5MTottenham
Daryl Murphy£3MIpswich Town
Achraf Lazaar£3MPalermo
Christian AtsuLoan - seasonChelsea
Transfer Fees In£54.5M
Gabby ObertanReleasedAnzhi Makhachkala
Sylvain MarveauxReleasedLorient
Steven TaylorReleasedPortland Timbers
Fabricio ColocciniReleasedSan Lorenzo
Andros Townsend£13MCrystal Palace
Remy Cabella£7.5MMarseille
Papiss Cisse£2.5MShandong Luneng
Gini Wijnaldum£25MLiverpool
Florian ThauvinLoan - seasonMarseille
Siem de JongLoan - seasonPSV
Kevin MbabuLoan - seasonBSC Young Boys
Henri SaivetLoan - seasonSt. Etienne
Daryl Janmaat£7.5MWatford
Tim KrulLoan - JanuaryAjax
Tim KrulLoan from JanuaryAZ Alkmaar
Gael BigirimanaFreeCoventry City
Adam ArmstrongLoan - seasonBarnsley
Emmanuel RiviereLoan - seasonCA Osasuna
Jamie SterryLoan - JanuaryCoventry City
Haris VuckicLoan - JanuaryBradford City
Sammy AmeobiLoan - JanuaryBolton Wanderers
Moussa Sissoko£30MTottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fees Out£85.5M
Net Spend-£31M

That’s six senior players out and three players in so far.

Three other players who could try to push for a move away are Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat.

We wouldn’t be too sad to see Moussa leave if we can get £20M for him – potentially from Liverpool – but hopefully we can keep hold of the two Dutch Internationals.

But if they are going to be a pain then sell them – and we have to then trust that Rafa can bring in decent replacements.

Then we would have players who only want to be at the club – and the squad would still be strong.

It also looks like Rafa is willing to let veteran goalkeeper Tim Krul go – probably to Everton – so Rafa is also doing a  good job at managing Newcastle’s wage bill with some big money earners leaving the club.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.