When it comes to age, where does this Newcastle United squad compare to the rest of the Premier League?
A lot of people expected Rafa Benitez to go for experience in this transfer market but the five signings so far have had an average age of only 23.
Players setting out on their careers rather than in the twilight and looking for that final contract to end their playing days with.
This has helped to deliver an average age in the Newcastle United squad of only 25.7, the second lowest of the Premier League, only Liverpool (25.1) having a younger group of senior players.
Clubs such as West Brom, Watford and West Ham all having squads with an average age three years older than Newcastle’s. The Hammers going for the likes of 29 year old Hernandez and 30 year old Hart, valuing experience over relative youth.
Average age of Premier League squads (stats via Transfermarkt)
28.6 West Brom
28.1 West Ham
27.6 Leicester City
27.4 Stoke City
27.3 Swansea City
27.1 Crystal Palace
26.5 Manchester City
25.9 Manchester United
25.7 Newcastle United