Transfer fees are starting to increase for Newcastle United, with the club breaking their transfer record twice since the change of ownership.
That is something that only happened once during the Mike Ashley era, when Miguel Almiron arrived from Atlanta United in 2019. His £21million move finally surpassed the Michael Owen deal from 2005.
But the Magpies have more money and more ambition since the change of ownership, and PIF have proven that they are willing to splash the cash since buying the club in October 2021.
Out of Newcastle’s 10 most expensive signings ever, six of them were bought by the current regime.
The honour of being Newcastle’s record signing currently belongs to Alexander Isak. The Sweden international signed for Eddie Howe’s side in August 2022, costing £63million from Real Sociedad.
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That deal exceeded the £40million and £42million that had been spent on Brazilians Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes respectively.
After having the honour of being Newcastle’s most expensive player despite seriously struggling in black and white, Joelinton is now down in fifth. The ‘£40million flop’ tag doesn’t follow him around anymore, as he is now a midfield enforcer.
The January 2023 arrival of Anthony Gordon pushed Joelinton and Bruno down the list, as he became the Magpies’ most expensive domestic signing ever at £45million. He is third in the list, just behind Sandro Tonali, who arrived from AC Milan in the summer of 2023.
Newcastle’s 10 most expensive signings ever
- Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad, £63million
- Sandro Tonali from AC Milan, £55million
- Anthony Gordon, from Everton, £45million
- Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon, £41.5million
- Joelinton from Hoffenheim, £40million
- Harvey Barnes from Leicester City, £39million
- Sven Botman from Lille, £35million
- Tino Livramento from Southampton, £32million
- Chris Wood from Burnley, £25million
- Joe Willock from Arsenal, £25million