An Amazing Stat About The Toon!

Last updated : 11 September 2017 By Footy Mad - Editor

Image result for Swansea 0 Newcastle 1Despite Mike Ashley blocking realistic investment this summer, Newcastle are still the 25th most expensive squad in the big five leagues, the current squad costing €162m – which is the equivalent of around £147m at today’s exchange rates.

Much of that spending of course came before Rafa Benitez’ arrival, with Mitrovic, Mbemba and Shelvey all costing £10m ore more, then Rafa Benitez adding the likes of Ritchie, Gayle and Murphy who also cost double figures.

CIES Football Observatory most expensively assembled squads in big 5 European leagues (values in euros):

€853m Man City

€850m PSG

€784m Man Utd

€644m Chelsea

€628m Barcelona

€497m Real Madrid

€470m Juventus

€437m Liverpool

€416m Arsenal

€361m Tottenham

€350m Bayern Munich

€348m Everton

€316m AC Milan

€293m Monaco

€276m Roma

€275m Borussia Dortmund

€268m Inter Milan

€240m Napoli

€231m Atletico Madrid

€223m Crystal Palace

€223m Southampton

€213m Crystal Palace

€200m West Ham

€165m Bayer Leverkusen

€162m Newcastle United (25th)

€161m Wolfsburg

€160m Valencia

€156m Watford (28th)

€154m Sevilla

€144m Lazio

The other English clubs had values of:

€126m West Brom (32nd)

€126m Stoke (32nd)

€124m Swansea (34th)

€112m Bournemouth (40th)

€101m Burnley (42nd)

€77m Brighton (49th)

€62m Huddersfield (53rd)