Newcastle On Way To Recouping £80M Spent Last Season

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£4.5MKAA 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

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!!

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