What do you think the Newcastle United squad valuation is?
Did last season’s relegation struggle represent the real value of our players?
Did the team underperform or was that record breaking 8 defeats in a row run the sign of things to come?
Obviously there is no exact figure, as any player is sold for what somebody else is prepared to pay – a bit like putting your house up for sale.
However, the respected Transfermarkt website uses the same criteria for valuing every player at every club, from which we can see their valuation of the end of season squads for each Premier League club below.
As you can see the top six are predictable with Chelsea ahead of the rest.
However, you then see the progress and investment Southampton and Everton have made, respresented in their seventh and eighth positions.
Then we have Newcastle in ninth, with a squad value of £116.82m, which is £30m less than Everton and a massive £57m less than Southampton.
The likes of West Ham, Stoke, Villa, Palace and Swansea are all in the next group in terms of value, with all but Villa finishing above Newcastle last season in the Premier League.
After this summer’s transfer action it wll be interesting to revisit this and see what they put each club’s squad valuation at in September.
Interestingly, Sunderland’s squad valuation (£71.5m) is a massive £45m less than Newcastle’s, despite them outspending Newcastle over recent seasons in the transfer market.