5 – Newcastle United’s 5 Most Expensive Transfers Of All-Time


Who are Newcastle United’s five most expensive ever signings i hear you ask? Well, you’ve came to right place. With a combined value of £70.5m these players represent the largest outlays in the club’s 123 year history. As we know all too well cost does not represent value, with some of these players representing the acquisition of future club legends, astronomical failures & others the best is yet to come – we’ll let you be the judge of that.

#5: Florian Thauvin

Date signed: 19th August 2015
Previous club: Marseille
Transfer fee: £12m (estimated)

#4: Aleksandar Mitrovic

Date signed: 21th July 2015
Previous club: Anderlecht
Transfer fee: £13m (estimated)

#3: Georgini Wijnaldum

Date signed: 11th July 2015
Previous club: PSV
Transfer fee: £14.5m (estimated)

#2: Alan Shearer

Date signed: 30th July 1996
Previous club: Blackburn Rovers
Transfer fee: £15m

#1: Michael Owen

Date signed: 24th August 2006
Previous club: Real Madrid
Transfer fee: £16m

You can read more about our 2015/16 summer acquisitions here.

1 of these players also features in our 5 financially worst signings, find out who here.

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