After Newcastle have brought in four players this summer, with hopefully the 5th signing Isaac Hayden announced today – the club still haven’t spent any real money, because our net spend is exactly zero – assuming we sell Remy Cabella to Marseille for £7.5M – which is not yet official.
And with either Moussa Sissoko or Gini Wijnaldum or both likely to be being sold this summer for big money, Newcastle may not spend much at all as far as the net cost of the transfers are concerned this summer and even in January.
Rafa Benitez – in Ireland this week – no wonder he’s smiling
Here are the transfers so far this summer for Newcastle – with our best estimates of the transfer amounts – with a zero net spend.
|Matz Sels||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Ajax|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - January||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|
We may be out a little with some of the transfer fees, but the real point is the net spend is currently very low.
Matt Richie is £10M with an extra £2M based on incentives and Dwight Gayle is £9M with an extra £1M in incentives – so those joint fees will increase by £3M if the two lads do well.
What do you think?