In some of the articles written lately on this blog I said maybe Newcastle were worth around £300M now we are back in the Premier League with a world-class manager in Rafa Benitez.
But I may have to think again, because Kieran Maguire, who is a lecturer on football finance at Liverpool University, has come up with an estimate of the 20 Premier League clubs based on their accounts for the last financial year – 2015/2016.
So these are for the financial year through 30th June last year.
Newcastle United are valued at £568.2M based on the way Maguire has estimated the value of the clubs.
The estimates are for the Premier League clubs for season 2015-2016 – when we were relegated – but did have Rafa Benitez as the manager.
Not sure how much we were worth in the last year in the second division – certainly not £568.2M.
Obviously Kieran Maguire didn’t take into account we were a second division side in May last year.
But since we are back in the Premier League and will have increased revenues next year compared to the 2015-2016 financial year – we may currently be worth even more than the Maguire estimate of £568.2M.
Here are Kevin Maguire’s estimates:
- £2.297B: Manchester City
- £2.232B: Manchester United
- £1.265B: Arsenal
- £1.151B: Tottenham
- £1.050B: Chelsea
- £589.3M: Liverpool
- £568.2M Newcastle
- £376.4M: Leicester City
- £248.3M Southampton
- £249.5M: Norwich
- £229.5M: Stoke City
- £211.1M: Everton
- £169.7M: Crystal Palace
- £166.8M: Bournemouth
- £161.8m: West Brom
- £161.7M: Aston Villa
- £148M: West Ham
- £131.7M: Sunderland
- £125M: Watford
- £113.5M: Swansea City
It’s very difficult to estimate what a club is worth on the open market, but with the new £5.1B TV rights deal clicking in this season. it’s not surprising the PL clubs’ values will have increased based on their increased revenues.
The fact the PL clubs are also seen regularly around the world on TV in what is the most popular sports league in the world will also help.
We are listed there as the 7th most valuable club in terms of worth in the Premier League so we probably need to finish at least 7th in the league next year?
And notice there’s almost a £200M difference in valuation between 7th and 8th place.
Sunderland are valued at £131.7M in 18th place.
This is also something that Rafa can add to his blueprint before he meets with Mike Ashley this week.
It will be interesting if Kieran Maguire does his estimates at the end of next season for the financial year ending June 20th 2018, how much Newcastle United would be worth.
It’s got to be more than the current figure.
We are back in the big time.
What do you think?