How much is Newcastle’s squad actually worth? What about the individual players in the team/squad?

Yesterday we carried an article looking at ‘Transfermarkt’s’ (specialist website dealing in valuations of players and teams) analysis of all the squads at the European Championships and how they determined the valued each country’s twenty three man squad, this was largely based on transfer fees for players who have in recent times moved clubs and then market valuations given to those that haven’t. Any method of valuation will be subjective to an extent but each squad had been given values using the same method and a neutral organisation have compiled them.

Today we turn our attention to how Transfermarkt judged the English Premier League teams and in particular, Newcastle’s individual players. This is how the top ten English clubs were judged in terms of total value of squad:

Manchester City (£435m), Manchester United (£375m), Chelsea (£345m), Arsenal (£280m), Spurs (£240m), Liverpool (£205m), Everton (£125m), Newcastle (£120m), Villa (£105m) and Mackems (£93.5m) (In comparison they valued Barcelona’s squad at £520m and Real Madrid £475m)

Not massively surprised at most of the running order for clubs but maybe you’ll get a better insight when we tell you what individual values they assigned to Newcastle’s players:

Fraser Forster (£1.8m), Tim Krul (£5.3m)

Fabricio Coloccini (£6.2m), Mike Williamson (£3.1m),  Steven Taylor (£5.3m),  Davide Santon (£6.2m), Danny Simpson (£4m), James Perch (£1.3m)

Yohan Cabaye (£10.5m),  Cheick Tiote (£9.7m), Dan Gosling (£1.8m), Jonas Gutierrez (£7m),  Hatem Ben Arfa (£7.5m), Sylvain Marveaux (£5.3m),  Gabriel Obertan (£3.1m), Sammy Ameobi (£1.8m)

Papiss Cisse (£12m), Demba Ba (£13m), Leon Best (£2.6m), Shola (£2.2m), Nile Ranger (£1.3m)

We know some of the figures that have been bandied about with regard to our elite players but just because Andy Carroll goes for silly money I suppose you can’t automatically then say Papiss Cisse must be worth more than £35m because he scored goals for fun in less than half a season at St.James’ Park.

Interesting to see their take on Demba Ba which I think is in the right ball park and would suggest that if he leaves for around £7m then it would represent a relative bargain for the buying club.

You can have a lot of fun with these figures and for example the Ameobi valuations will go massively up (and down) on these figures, depending on how you rate them.

What I think is massively clear is that our squad has continued to gain in value whatever system you use to value it, just hope our most valuable players are out there doing the business in black & white once again next season.


  • Leehancox

    I can’t see Ashley letting players go for that kind of money! 9 and 10 million for tiote and cabaye! I’d be looking double that as a minimum! 5.3 for krul who’s just signed a new deal! Triple it! That’s the kind of money Ashley will start thinking about selling at!

  • Must be great being a specialist website that deals in total pointless speculation – a player is worth as much as someone is willing to pay for them.

  • devon toon army

    krul, cabaye and tiote are all £20million players. transfer value that is, there is no way we shud even consider an offer for less than that. krul valued at 5.3mil?!? 2nd best keeper in the league and still young, you must be joking

  • Alex

    Shola’s worth a full set of shirts, perhaps with a set of training kit thrown in for goodwill.

  • GeordieBen

    Everton’s squad is worth more than ours? I don’t see that personally. I’d even go as far as to say Sunderland’s squad is worth more than Villa’s current crop. There are factors they surely aren’t taking into account, like current form, length of contracts or Chairpeople. I don’t think they could ever put an accurate price on players, not even when they leave for figures, most the time they’re completely made up depending on (again) length of contract and how greedy/businessman like the men or women are at the top. Take Levy for example, not accepting crazy bids for Luka Modric, who personally I don’t rate at all. The one thing that comes from this is it goes to show Football is on another planet to us financially.

  • darthtone

    williamson? you can have him for a tube of bbq pringles

  • Brontosaurus

    They updated the figures today, we’re up 5 million while the mackems are down 6, city down 10 and chelski down 15.

    Cisse is up to 16.5 million but the figures are still ridiculous, Scottee Parker and Sessegnon both worth more than Cabaye, Edin Dzeko worth just less than Cabaye and Cisse toghether, De Gea nearly 3 times as much as Krul, David Luiz more than 3 times Coloccini’s price etc.

  • Archie Brand

    We really are an optimistic bunch.
    It’s only 10 days or so that we were saying Krul is worth 25 million plus!
    Have to say that numbers for Cabaye, Barfa, Colo, Ba and Cisse are a bit low while I’d have thought they’d be giving Ameobis away in a 2 for one deal

  • Mal

    The figures aren’t worth a light. ‘Market Value’ is supposed to represent what a player would sell for. Would we really sell Krul for £5.3m? – no chance. And they also put a value on Loven – he’s available for nowt.