Newcastle’s gross spend this transfer window is about £16M, and that’s not counting loan or agents’ fees.
That’s the amount of money Newcastle have paid out in transfer fees to bring players into the club this summer.
But the real financial number that is important is what the net spend is – the outlay when you take into consideration the money you get in from players who have been transferred this summer.
Lee Charnley with Mike Ashley
Yes – we know it all gets a little complicated because fees are not paid upfront in one lump sum when the deal is done, but are usually spread across a number of years – that’s true for both outgoing and incoming transfers.
But in order to get a handle on how much has been spent in any one transfer window the net spend is the key figure.
Here’s what we have put together in a transfer table for this summer – and Newcastle are £25M in profit so far – that’s the net spend so far – which is negative.
We’ve taken in £25M more than we have paid out.
The fees are best estimates.
|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)|