Summer signings at 19 other Premier League clubs compared to NUFC – Where’s the money gone?

Newcastle United – now the only Premier League club yet to make a single signing for far this summer.

We may have an owner who wants out, but the absent billionaire knows this Saudi takeover will no longer be delivered this season after that all-important arbitration hearing was recently delayed until 2022.

The new excuse not to spend is this idea that we just haven’t got the money – an idea Bruce has been happy to peddle in all of his pre-season press conferences.

Reports have suggested we have a budget of just £10m. If this isn’t bad enough, the NUFC boss admitted after Friday’s win at Burton that we’re yet to make ONE bid so far this summer – yet apparently we’re ‘trying our utmost’ to make signings…

Newly promoted sides have spent big and signed well, with Norwich snapping up alleged NUFC target Billy Gilmour and Brentford showing us how it’s done in signing Kristoffer Ajer for £13.5m.

Perhaps we weren’t all that serious about signing either, but how do we then explain our tiny budget when clubs like Crystal Palace have spent almost £50m?

We’ve been out of the Premier League in just TWO of the last 28 seasons, so I’m struggling to see why we suddenly have no spare cash on the back of no spending in January and a 12th place finish.

Ashley using COVID as a convenient excuse not to spend? I think so – especially now he wants out, making his interest (or lack of it) in Newcastle United drop to an all-time low.

We’ve been told that EPL clubs up and down the country have been hit hard by the global pandemic, but just look at how the ‘other 19’ have spent this summer compared to NUFC:

Arsenal

  • Ben White – £50m from Brighton
  • Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica
  • Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht

Aston Villa

  • Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich
  • Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan
  • Leon Bailey – £30m from Bayer Leverkusen

Brentford

  • Frank Onyeka – £8.5m from Midtjylland
  • Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
  • Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic

Brighton

  • Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg
  • Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax
  • Jeremy Sarmiento – Undisclosed from Benfica

Burnley

  • Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke
  • Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Chelsea

Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham

Crystal Palace

  • Joachim Andersen – £15m rising to £18m from Lyon
  • Marc Guehi – £20m from Chelsea
  • Michael Olise – £8m from Reading
  • Conor Gallagher – Loan from Chelsea
  • Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University
  • Remi Matthews – Free transfer from Sunderland

Everton

  • Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen
  • Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace
  • Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth

Leeds

  • Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona
  • Kristoffer Klaesson – Undisclosed from Valerenga
  • Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City
  • Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City
  • Lewis Bate – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Leicester 

  • Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg
  • Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille
  • Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton

Liverpool

  • Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig

Man City

  • Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

  • Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund
  • Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa

Newcastle Utd

N/A

Norwich

  • Pierre Lees-Melou – £3.5m from Nice
  • Billy Gilmour – Loan from Chelsea
  • Ben Gibson – £9m from Burnley
  • Dimitrios Giannoulis – £6m from PAOK Salonika
  • Angus Gunn – £5m from Southampton
  • Milot Rashica – £11m from Werder Bremen

Southampton

  • Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest
  • Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton
  • Tino Livramento – Undisclosed from Chelsea

Tottenham

  • Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla
  • Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta

Watford

  • Imran Louza – £9m from FC Nantes
  • Ashley Fletcher – Free transfer from Middlesbrough
  • Danny Rose – Free transfer from Tottenham
  • Emmanuel Dennis – Undisclosed from Club Brugge
  • Peter Etebo – Loan from Stoke
  • Joshua King – Free from Everton
  • Dapo Mebude – Free from Rangers

West Ham

  • Alophonse Areola – Loan from PSG
  • Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford
  • Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Wolves

  • Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers
  • Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy
  • Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional
  • Jose Sa – Undisclosed from Olympiacos

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Summer signings at 19 other Premier League clubs compared to NUFC – Where’s the money gone?

  1. Olly – you’re ranting like a seven year old on a sugar rush.

    Of course the promoted teams are spending. They’ve just come up with Championship squads and they need to spend if they want to have any chance of staying up.

    As for you dismissing the “no money” excuse – a couple of years ago our match income was 29 million. So take that off our revenue and it’s anybody’s guess how much NUFC lost last season.
    And don’t forget it’s only 5 years ago that we lost 60 million by dropping into the Championship.
    Of course he’s not going to spend if he’s hoping to sell, but then again he has to keep us up retain our value.
    We’ll probably buy one player and get a couple in on loan, but you need to calm down.
    Take a nap man

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  2. Dopey Joe:
    Olly – you’re ranting like a seven year old on a sugar rush.

    Of course the promoted teams are spending. They’ve just come up with Championship squads and they need to spend if they want to have any chance of staying up.

    As for you dismissing the “no money” excuse – a couple of years ago our match income was 29 million. So take that off our revenue and it’s anybody’s guess how much NUFC lost last season.
    And don’t forget it’s only 5 years ago that we lost 60 million by dropping into the Championship.
    Of course he’s not going to spend if he’s hoping to sell, but then again he has to keep us up retain our value.
    We’ll probably buy one player and get a couple in on loan, but you need to calm down.
    Take a nap man

    You seem very content and bizarrely happy to defend a club who haven’t spent a penny all summer, missing out on a host of targets and being happy to settle for the bare minimum.

    Where’s the COVID excuse for Crystal Palace? They’ve spent nearly £50m now.

    Also, funny you mention the Championship hit of £60m. We bounced back immediately both times, Villa didn’t, yet look how they’re spending in comparison. Yes, they’ve got wealthy owners, but Mike Ashley isn’t short of cash – he just doesn’t care to spend it on a club he’s clocked out of.

    Sorry, but I think it’s pretty clear MA is hiding behind the takeover (and the pandemic) as yet another excuse not to spend.

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