The Premier League net spending table has seen a rapid move by Newcastle United.
The table shows the total net spending by all Premier League clubs over the course of the last two seasons (2014/15 and 2015/16).
The table was compiled by the excellent @SwissRamble, as part of an article looking at Manchester City, the team at the top of this table and seemingly looking like the best bet to end up top of the Premier League come May.
Obviously this summer’s dealings have totally transformed the landscape, with Mike Ashley seemingly accepting that serious spending was needed, whilst at the same time there being no major outgoing sales.
The signings of Thauvin, Mitrovic, Mbemba and Wijnaldum cost over £50m according to the football club.
Last summer saw significant money spent but this was then offset by the sales of players such as Debuchy, Yanga-Mbiwa and Santon.
Quotes from Moussa Sissoko appear to back this up, with the midfielder saying that Newcastle/Ashley had ‘vetoed’ any summer move elsewhere.
Obviously the table only shows the last three transfer windows and if you went further back then you would see United sliding down this particular table.
With Lee Charnley claiming that the transfer activity of summer 2015 is going to be followed up with more of the same, it will be interesting to revisit this table in 12 months time.