Shocking secrets of the Newcastle United wage bill

Posted on February 16th, 2020 | No Comments |

Sean Longstaff and Yoshinori Muto
Sean Longstaff (£692 per week) and Yoshinori Muto (£54,000 per week)
As a Newcastle United blogger, one of my occaisional pastimes is to peruse the details of Newcastle United’s payroll and after a few seasons of this, I thought that it’s about time I wrote a ‘blog about it as it contains quite a few interesting details.

For instance, Sean Longstaff, now a fairly regular choice for the first team, and who was recently the subject of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United with sums as high as £50 million being bandied around, is still only receiving £692 per week (£36,000 a year). This is the lowest by a huge margin compared with all the other players who have featured in the first team on anything like a regular basis. Jamie Sterry (£2000 per week) apart, the next lowest player who has played in the first team with any regularity is Isaac Hayden, who is currently earning £22,000 per week (£1,144,000 per year). Meanwhile, the hardly used Yoshinori Muto is currently picking up £54,000 per week (£2,808,000 a year), making him the second highest paid player on the list.

As of early this month (February), discussions on a new contract for both Sean and his younger brother, Matt, don’t seem to be making much progress and manager, Steve Bruce, spoke of his “concern” at the impasse.

Though it has been said that Joelinton is now the highest paid player at the club, with the Shields Gazette claiming he is on £80,000 per week, it is still Jonjo Shelvey who tops the list on £70,000 per week (£3,640,000) as new signings such as Joelinton, Allan Saint-Maximin, Jetro Willems and Emil Krafth don’t have their salaries listed yet, though Miguel Almiron is listed as receiving £42,327 per week (£2,201,000). Meanwhile, Newcastle United’s forgotten journeyman, Henri Saivet is back at the club and on a salary of £35,000 per week (£1,820,000). On Geordie prodigal son, Andy Carroll, he is on a ‘pay as you play’ deal which can’t be predicted.

Not forgetting the goalkeepers, Martin Dubravka‘s salary is listed as unknown but drilling deeper, his earnings are estimated as being £1,976,000, which converts to £38,000 per week with Karl Darlow and Rob Elliot both on £25,000 per week.

Total figures for playing staff in 2019/20 are given as £35,985,000 for the first team and £40,457,000 in total, though of course, this doesn’t include the missing salaries. This puts Newcastle United at 15th in Sportrac’s salary league table, snuggled inbetween Bournemouth in 14th and Brighton in 16th. You can see the whole list at

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