Newcastle field one of the most costliest starting line-ups in the Premier League according to research by the CIES Football Observatory.
It has worked out that this season Newcastle have the sixth-highest average transfer fee invested for the starting 11 at £257 million.
In other words it explains that Newcastle’s starting 11 is the sixth-most expensive on average this campaign.
The Magpies’ highest came at Brighton in August, which included the likes of new signings Sven Botman and January arrival Bruno Guimaraes.
In contrast, the lowest of £230 million came against Fulham when Newcastle convincingly took advantage of their early red card to stunningly claim the three points in a 4-1 cruising.
It is no surprise to see the Toon higher in this metric than before because of the investment made by the club’s ownership since their arrival one year ago.
In addition to a succession of heavy investment in the transfer window, bringing in the likes of Kieran Trippier and Alexander Isak among many others, the ownership group recently made a contribution of £70.4m to handle infrastructure and day-to-day running costs.
It should be noted that a team’s investment should not directly equate to the team’s success and to be outperforming the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea in terms of points, even at this fairly early stage of the season, is a credit on Newcastle’s part and should not be dismissed outright by the large amount spent in transfers.