With less than two weeks to go in this summer’s transfer window if doesn’t look like Newcastle’s net spend is going to be very much at all.
Why Newcastle seem to have little to no money to spend when we received £123M money from the Premier League last season is a mystery.
And it’s difficult to believe the owner is withholding money from Rafa as an inducement for him to sign a new contract – if anything that kind of tactic will (should) backfire.
Rafa Benitez – was smiling back in early July
Mike Ashley has always been hesitant to spend the club’s money and he seems to be going overboard this summer.
And that’s when Rafa is finding out what kind of ambition Mike Ashley has for the club.
The answer is very little to none and he’s only interested in keeping Newcastle in the Premier League and we have still been relegated twice under his painful watch.
This does not augur well for having Rafa Benitez stay long-term at Newcastle.
And although it’s not yet official we have included the acquisition of Yoshinori Muto for £9.5M in our transfer table below which show Newcastle making a profit of about £2.5M.
And since we do not include loan fees or agents’ fees in the table we have probably spent as much as we have brought in so far this summer – and we still have Aleksandar Mitrovic to sell for a potential £20M.
Think how things could be if Rafa actually had some decent money to spend.
|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)|