Newcastle United 'overpaid' for summer transfer business compared with Premier League rivals

By Matty Hewitt

Newcastle United are surprisingly among the divisions 'over spenders' after a dismal transfer window.

According to research done by TicketGum, the Magpies are in fourth spot compared to their other Premier League rivals, overpaying by £10.6 million despite making just one new addition.

The market value of Joe Willock stands at £14.4 million according to the study, but Steven Bruce’s side spent £25 million on the player in the recent summer transfer window.

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Arsenal unsurprisingly top the list of the Premier League over spenders, after spending £156.8million on the arrivals of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Aaron Ramsdale, Martin Odegaard, Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares, with their market value equating to £107.1 million.

In second position is the reigning Premier League champions Manchester City who overpaid by £41.5million for the dynamic Jack Grealish according to the report.

Here's how Newcastle's transfer business compares to their Premier League rivals (TicketGum)

Manchester United are adjudged to have conducted the best business out of all the Premier League clubs, as they underpaid by a colossal £59.8 million for their new signings.

The total market value of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho is currently £193.5million but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side managed to attain all three players for an impressive sum of £133.7 million.

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