How much have Newcastle spent on transfers this summer?
Newcastle United have spent £61 million (€71m) on transfers this summer as Eddie Howe reaps the benefit of the wealth of the club’s new owners.
The Tyneside club were purchased by a consortium made up of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, Staveley's PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben brothers' RB Sports and Media in October 2021, making them the richest team in the entire world.
They responded by purchasing Bruno Guimaraes, Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn and Chris Wood in the January transfer window, while Matt Targett joined on loan from Aston Villa.
Targett has now been signed permanently for £15.75m (€18.3m) following a successful loan spell in the second-half of last season, while Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has arrived in a deal worth £10.3m (€12m) after his side were relegated from the Premier League.
Their third, and most recent, signing of the summer was the coup of Lille defender Sven Botman. The centre-back was wanted by Serie A champions AC Milan, but Newcastle won the race for the Dutchman, with a reported fee of £35m (€40.6m) being paid to the 2020/21 Ligue 1 winners.
Botman was heavily pursued by Milan, but has joined Newcastle on a five-year deal after lengthy negotiations. Targett has signed a four-year contract at St James’ Park, while Pope has also signed a four-year deal, with the option for a further season included.
With the signings made in 2022, it’s expected that Newcastle will have an entirely new backline than the one that started the 2021/22 season.
Howe’s side have let Freddie Woodman join Preston North End on an undisclosed deal, while midfielder Isaac Hayden has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan following the Canaries’ relegation to the Championship after finishing rock bottom in the top flight of English football last year. Jake Turner has been released.
Newcastle's summer signings
|Matt Targett||Aston Villa||£15.75m|