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How Newcastle Stand On Incoming And Outgoing Transfers – It’s All So Sad

With just two days left in this summer’s transfer window, Newcastle are currently £26M in profit.

Rafa has brought in £42.5M in outgoing transfer fees.

But he has not been allowed to spend anywhere near that amount – if he had, we would have broken even, and Mike wouldn’t have spent a penny of the club’s money in net terms.

The owner has allowed a gross spend of only £16.5M, not counting loan fees and agents’ fees.

If this is the way Mike Ashley will run the club, so he doesn’t even allow a net spend during transfer windows, then Rafa will almost certainly leave the club next summer.

And who can blame him?

It’s all so sad for the supporters.

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

KenedySeason loanChelsea
Ki Sung-yuengFree agentSwansea
Martin Dubravka£4.0MSparta Prague
Fabian Schar£3.0MDeportivo
Yoshinori Muto
Salomon RondonSeason loanWest Brom
Federico Fernandez£6.0MSwansea
Transfer Fees paid out£22.5M
Massadio Haidarareleased
Curtis Goodreleased
Jesus Gamezreleased
Mikel Merino£10.0MReal Sociedad
Jack ColbackSeason loanNottingham Forest
Chancel Mbemba£5.0MPorto
Matz Sels£4.0MStrasbourg
Aleksandar Mitrovic£22.0MFulham
Adam Armstrong£1.5MBlackburn
Dwight GayleSeason loanWest Brom
Ivan Toney£0.5MPeterborough
Henri SaivetSeason loanBursaspor
Transfer Fees into club£43.0M
Net Spend-£20.5M (profit)

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • SwissSte

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1

    he’s not allowed to spend it coz its coming in installments, and we pay ours upfront, which is just a baffling policy. doesn’t mean money isn’t there from the £123m tv money last season.

  • BeeGuy

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    I’d say, it being Tuesday PM, that Charnly can roll out the standard “We tried, but it was too late in the window.” excuse. “We will look in January if prices are not too high.”

  • nufc 11

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    where is the sponsorship gone ? the fun88 deal was supposedly the biggest in our history, how much do Puma pay where does all that go?

  • Charge

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #4

    So where’s the installments of the Sissoko and Wijnaldum fees?

  • Alems1983

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    As im forever an optimist….
    The reason money is not being spent is because of a takeover. It will happen in the coming months all ready for January…you really think Rafa would still be here otherwise?
    The players he’s signed have been to strengthen the squad, the quality will be added in Januray. Mike’s not spending so he will accept a lower offer with no clauses. Have faith

  • switch365

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Ronny will most likely be our last signing of the window. The final day for us is usually about crossing your fingers and hoping your best players atent sold, rather than following snippets of ‘live info about who’s heading our way.
    That is what the fat cockney shopkeeper has given us, zero expectations of positivity and a huge amount of anxiety.
    Oh for a Russian billionaire making this Cashley’s final window as our owner.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #7

    exactly this is now the clarion call ” WHERE’S THE MONEY GONE?”

    That piece of fiction that Ashley wrote that was so obviously penned by Bishop is quite nauseating. Just lie, after lie, after lie.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #8

    It’s ludicrous to find ourselves in such a dire postion with days before the season starts. The undermining of our over qualified manager and constent penny pinching from our delusional and greedy owner is disgusting! I am as 95% of us are so sick and fed up of this clown trying to run the club as a business, instead of a football club and slowly running it into the ground. Something needs to be done, but what can we do really!?

    It certainly is sad as Ed puts it and extremely disrespectful for everyone who loves the club and yearns for it’s success.

    Rafa will undoubtably leave at the end of the season and then we will really be knee deep in the shite with this baffoon as an owner and yet another puppet manager. I fail to envision any other outcome as Rafa would be mad to stay under these strict and unheard of conditions.

    Sorry for the depressing post but it really is hard not to be depressed following this club under Ashley.

    Ashley do everyone a favour and F**k Off!!

  • Ultra Mag-ness

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #9

    I was just typing that @4. The only way to get Ashley gone is to only buy match day tickets – no shirts or other merchandise – the club don’t get it anyway so its not harming us. Fans need to Go to the matches and chant anti-sports direct chants or “team, team not the Regime”. When profits tumble for SD then he’ll change his tune.

  • nufc 11

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #10

    If there is a god out there please let Mr Usmanov and Mike Ashley meet each other so that deal could be done to buy nufc off him what a club nufc could be with an owner like Usmanov who has just sold his stake in Arsenal.

  • SuperShearer

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #11

    @Alems1983 – love the idea mate but can’t help but think it’s pie-in-the-sky dreaming. There’s no one out there willing to pay what Ashley wants. Would love you to be right though. Surely the time for a takeover was the minute we secured our survival last season? Or was that the point the fat man decided to up his price in typical “loves a flutta” mentality.

  • NUFCadon

    Aug 7, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #12

    SwissSte he should be getting money in from previous years now as well though.

    What would be interesting is to see what our actual net spend in based on cash. how much money have we received this window taking into consideration previous sale installments who knows we could have brought in £60m this summer and our net spend is worse then it appears

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 7, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #13

    …..and now we’re in for….., Harry Arter!
    Oh wait, he’s too expensive!

  • Moonraker15

    Aug 7, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s so depressing when all these clubs are spending and we are treading water. Good luck Rondon!


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