The January plans…What do NUFC have to spend this January?Here’s Mark Douglas with the lowdown.Factoring in all of those numbers from the summer, Newcastle’s outlay was around £75million They raked in £30million from the sale of Ayoze Perez and a further £2million for Joselu. No official figures were given but a seven figure loan fee for Jacob Murphy from Sheffield Wednesday would be reasonable to estimate, with smaller, negligble fees for the likes of Rolando Aarons and Achraf Lazaar to depart.United had offered a budget of around £55million to Benitez during negotiations so that would leave around £15million for Bruce to spend in January – before any possible player sales, that is.Digging deeper, Newcastle will be happy to keep wage discipline fairly tight after the summer, too. The departure of Mo Diame, whose weekly wage was around £40,000, was followed by Perez, on around £20,000 a week. Salomon Rondon’s £50,000-a-week wage was being covered by United while he was at St James’ Park on loan from West Brom.United will be paying towards the higher end of their wage structure to Saint-Maximin and Joelinton – to reflect their roles as key first team players – but given wages to turnover was a manageable 52.4% last year, it is unlikely to have got much closer to the 60% figure that will set alarm bells off for Newcastle.Lee Charnley, Steve Bruce and Salomon Rondon



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