Given the deal with Liverpool for Gini Wijnaldum goes though today as planned, Newcastle will have recouped an amazing £48M in the transfer market so far, with the transfers of four players – Remy Cabella (£7.5M), Andros Townsend (£13M), Papiss Cisse (£2.5M) and Gini (£25M).
Newcastle spent £80M in the transfer market last season, but a lot of that money was wasted, but now we are getting some money back into the coffers and it looks like Rafa is spending the money wisely and getting in some good players for next season.
Rafa Benitez at Newcastle
Rafa has so far spent £34M gross in bringing in Matz Sels, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden and Grant Hanley, who joined us yesterday from Blackburn Rovers.
|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 - January||Ajax|
|Tim Krul||Loan from January||AZ Alkmaar|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||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|
Newcastle look to be in a good financial position at the moment, even though we have just been relegated – and if we get £35M for Moussa Sissoko, which is likely – Newcastle will have brought in £83M gross from the sale of just five players.
The big difference now from previous years, is that Rafa isn’t too interested in having loads of money in the bank.
But rather he will use the money to further bolster the squad and he has already pledged to replace both Gini Wijnaldum and Moussa Sissoko, if they both leave.
We should have money left over this summer and that means we can bring some players in during the January transfer window if Rafa needs to or wants to.
Hopefully it will be just one season down below and Rafa can further build the squad up next summer, when a lot of players will be only too willing to join the Rafa Benitez Project at Newcastle United.
Howay the Lads!!