A bit like selling your house, the transfer value of a football player is only known for sure when a deal goes through.

Anything in life is worth what somebody is prepared to pay.

However, the best and most consistent website for giving the transfer value of a player at any given time is transfermkt.co.uk

They give an overall value of £107.6m for the entire Newcastle United squad.

As I’ve said above, a transfer value is subjective until any deal is done for a player, but transfermrkt use the same criteria for every player and every squad.

A player’s age, length of contract remaining, previous transfer fee, number of games played, goals scored, international caps and so on, go to give the best possible estimate for each player.

This is their full rundown for the Newcastle squad:

£13.2m Moussa Sissoko

£8.8m Remy Cabella

£7.9m Siem de Jong

£7.9m Tim Krul

£7.0m Cheick Tiote

£7.0m Papiss Cisse

£6.2m Yoan Gouffran

£5.7m Daryl Janmaat

£5.3m Jack Colback

£5.2m Emmanuel Riviere

£4.8m Ayoze Perez

£3.5m Vurnon Anita

£2.4m Steven Taylor

£2.2m Mike Williamson

£2.2m Fabricio Coloccini

£2.2m Paul Dummett

£1.8m Massadio Haidara

£1.3n Jonas Gutierrez

£0.9m Rob Elliot

£0.9m Gabriel Obertan

£0.9m Mehdi Abeid

£0.9n Ryan Taylor

£0.4m Rolando Aarons

£0.4m Curtis Good

£0.4m Sammy Ameobi

£0.2m Jak Alnwick

Young players with very few appearances such as Rolando Aarons are obviously hard to evaluate, as they might have shown hints of promise but when you haven’t even started a single Premier League match you can’t give anything more than a basic estimate.

Obviously there will be many different opinions when analysing the above values, but I do think that aside from Moussa Sissoko we don’t have anybody who would go for more than £10m if they went this summer.

The likes of Janmaat has obviously enhanced his value after proving himself in England, while free transfer Jack Colback naturally has a realistic value attached to him.

Ayoze Perez is obviously potentially a star of the future and his value has increased from the bargain £1.5m fee last summer.

Others such as Fabricio Coloccini are depreciating assets as age catches up with them.

Comments and opinions/observations welcome below.



  • mentalman

    I could see janmaat going for more than 10 million, strange to see gouffran si valuable

  • Skel75

    Some on that list are way over valued

  • Corkyjohn

    Think most of the fans would take £9.7m for Gouffran & Anita…..

  • Maximus Moose

    Mind boggling

  • toonterrier

    Does that £107 million include the price of the stadium. After watching the team performances this season I would quite happily give half the present players away for nothing. Some of the younger players have potential with a possible decent cash in price but you cant include De Jong,Cabella , Riviere or even Gouffran as so far with us they have proven nothing.

  • Double Carpet

    Some very odd valuations. I’m not a Gouffran hater, but over £6m? Willo over£2m, Aarons less than 0.5m?
    Doesn’t fill you full of cnfidence does it?

  • Chris Betts

    Ameobi, Alnwick, Gutierrez are all out of contact when the transfer window opens, surely they have zero transfer value?

  • Nicolaus Copernicus

    Take all this with a pinch of salt. It’s no more than a bit of fun.

  • PhilYare

    why would Siem de Jong’s value increase? is he that good with a mop and bucket?

    also I would personally make some adjustments… such as:-

    mike williamson £0m
    vernon anita £0m
    yohan gouffran £0m
    gabriel obertan £0,000,001

  • ToonTone100

    Some very odd valuations – Aarons will be “worth” £10m + if he gets a run in the team without injuries. Worth a lot more to keep….

  • MilitantGeordie

    When valuations are guess at nobody factors in the manager effect. For example let’s say Gouffran was worth a base price of 5 million. Now get the manager ( or head coach) to play him out of position with a mind set of defend for your life and stop bombing forward. His value would drop well below 5 million. Now get the manager to put him on the wing with instructions to run at their right back and whip endless crosses into the box which lead to a few goals. Value up? I reckon so. What i’m trying to say is with a proper manager and coaching team who understand football all of the players valuations would go up. Get stuck with a head coach with no game plan other than ‘ hoof and hope’ and the players lose value through mismanagement and incompetance. Of course all this is irrelevant as long as mike is making profit, any profit will do.

  • stepaylor

    Lots of these values are outdated but still a decent read. Wouldn’t mind seeing how we compare to the rest of the Premier league when comparing these numbers with the other squads. I would bet we are lower than the 8th which we seem to be tagged for by various sources.

  • NUFC9

    Which is still more than some of our players who aren’t even out of contract.

  • No Brainer

    Jonas has zero value, because of their age Alnwick and Ameobi would still have a development fee to pay if the clubs don’t agree then the fee would be set by committee, its likely Ameobi would be high than 0.4m