Newcastle United Set To Break Transfer Record After 12 Years
There's nothing in fashion in football as much as breaking your own transfer fee record. Joining the latest craze are Newcastle United who are back in the Premier League for next season.
Yesterday Liverpool broke their transfer record by wrapping up a near £40 million deal for Mohamed Salah, according to Roma anyway, finally taking Andy Carroll off the top spot.
The Reds are actually rumoured to be potentially breaking that record on another two occasions this summer if they sign Virgil van Dijk and Naby Keita.
Salah has been confirmed as Liverpool's most expensive player by selling club Roma. Image: PA
Jurgen Klopp's aren't the only team breaking their own record and as transfer fees continue to rise that's becoming more and more frequent.
Newcastle United are back in the Premier League after one season in the Championship, where they won the title, and they look likely to break their record after last doing so more than 10 years ago.
The Mirror report that the Magpies are set to make Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris their record signing with the move costing £17.5 million.
Andreas Samaris has played in the Champions League for Benfica. Image: PA
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That would break the £17 million that the north east club spent on Michael Owen when the striker moved from Real Madrid in 2005.
According to the newspaper Rafa Benitez has been working on bringing the strong midfielder from Portugal for the last six weeks but looks close to doing so now.
The 28 year old cost Benfica £8.8 million three seasons ago from Olympiakos and has won the Portuguese league title for the past three years.
A regular sight when Shearer was playing at St James's Park. Image: PA
Samaris still has two years left on his contract at the Stadium of Light but the defensive midfielder wants to leave to join the Premier League.
Before Owen the Magpies highest transfer fee was the £15 million that the club spent on goalscoring legend Alan Shearer in 1996.
It's likely that all three newly promoted sides should be breaking their transfer fee records this summer as well as a few others.
£17.5 million is pretty cheap these days!