There are 19 days left in this summer’s transfer window, and there’s lots of work to be done by Rafa and Lee Charnley to bring players in but also to move fringe players out.
Jack Colback has gone out on loan to Nottingham Forest, so we are hoping most of his wages are now off the wage bill.
But basically, we have brought three players in for a cost of about £4M (we don’t include loan fees or agents in these simplified estimates) and we have released three first-team players and sold Mikel Merino to Real Sociedad.
Rafa Benitez – thinking how he can get more players in
Here’s where we stand at the moment, and this table needs to get a lot bigger over the next 19 days in both the incoming and outgoing sections.
|Ki Sung-yueng||Free agent||Swansea|
|Martin Dubravka||£4.0M||Sparta Prague|
|Salomon Rondon||Season loan||West Brom|
|Transfer Fees paid out||£22.5M|
|Mikel Merino||£10.0M||Real Sociedad|
|Jack Colback||Season loan||Nottingham Forest|
|Dwight Gayle||Season loan||West Brom|
|Henri Saivet||Season loan||Bursaspor|
|Transfer Fees into club||£43.0M|
|Net Spend||-£20.5M (profit)|
Note: Loan fees and agents fees are not included in the financials.