After avoiding relegation on the final day of last season, the Newcastle United transfer spending this summer was bigger than in any previous season.

Where though did this rank them compared to other clubs in the Premier League and those further afield around Europe.

In this table from the CIES Football Observatory, you can see that Newcastle were the 17th biggest spenders in Europe with an estimated 71m euros paid out on signings.

All figures in the two tables are in euros:

transfer spending

To give it some further context though, the CIES Football Observatory produced another table, showing transfer spending from summer 2010 onwards, including this latest summer 2015 outlay.

transfer spending

As you can see, Newcastle United not surprisingly don’t make this six year transfer spending table, though you will note that Southampton have benefited from some year on year investment in the team in recent seasons.

The Saints have estimated transfer spending in this period of 214m euros.

With Newcastle United not featuring in the top twenty spenders from July 2010, I have used the specialist website transfermarkt to get a figure for NUFC spending in this same period.

The figure they give for NUFC spending since July 2010 is £133m, which equates to around 182m euros.

That figure breaks down to around £80m over the course of the last two seasons (three transfer windows) and £53m in the previous four seasons.

Needless to say, the three clubs at the top of this six year table are from the Premier League and  784m euros for Man City, 711m Chelsea and 640m Man Utd are just all a little bid mad.