A table of January spending by Premier League clubs has just been published.
It covers the last decade of January transfer windows, from January 2008 to January 2017 (inclusive).
Conveniently, this also covers all of the first 10 years of January spending under Mike Ashley at Newcastle United.
The stats published show the total money spent and the total recouped in the January windows, with the net January spending over a decade being used to rank the clubs.
The table of stats has been compiled by Talksport and you won’t be surprised to see which end of the net spend table we have ended up at under Mike Ashley, although the extreme position is a stand out.
Premier League clubs ranked by their net spend over the course of last 10 January transfer windows (January 2008 to January 2017 inclusive):
(Net spend of each club over last 10 January windows comes first, then in brackets is the total amount spent and finally the total recouped):
£135m Man City (£185m and £50m)
£47m Tottenham (£111m and £64m)
£47m Stoke (£58m and £11m)
£45m Crystal Palace (£65m and £20m)
£42m Arsenal (£55m and £13m)
£34m West Ham (£75m and £41m)
£33m Burnley (£35m and £2m)
£31m Leicester (£50m and £19m)
£27m Southampton (£42m and £15m)
£20m Bournemouth (£25m and £5m)
£20m Everton (£60m and £40m)
£14m Man Utd (£73m and £59m)
£8m Brighton (£12m and £4m)
£6m Chelsea (£249m and £243m)
£3m Liverpool (£107m and £104m)
£3m Huddersfield (£4m and £1m)
£4m (Profit) West Brom (£24m and £28m)
£7m (Profit) Swansea (£42m and £49m)
£7m (Profit) Watford (£49m and £56m)
£30m (Profit) Newcastle United (£64m and £94m)
Mike Ashley, usually guaranteed to have Newcastle United at the wrong end of any table.
As you can see, Newcastle are 20th of 20th when it comes to net spend in the last 10 Januarys under Ashley.
A £30m profit way ahead of the other three clubs to record profits, never mind when measured against clubs such as Bournemouth (£20m net spend), Southampton (£27m net spend) and Burnley (£33m net spend).