11 Most Expensive Players Of The 1% Of Newcastle United Owners’ Assets
The transfer of ownership of Newcastle United, a mediocre club in the Premier League, has just been completed. Not by Raffi Ahmad, of course, but by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Consortium, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media. Did Newcastle United immediately start buying the most expensive players like other newly rich clubs?
A number of new rich clubs are really fishing in the transfer market to buy the most expensive players since being bought by the tycoons. We can wait to see how money will turn Newcastle United in the near future.
The joint consortium bought Newcastle United from Mike Ashley for 300 million pounds or approximately 5.8 trillion rupiah. This purchase sparked netizens’ conversation, because it was considered controversial. The public considers the acquisition of Newcastle United to have a number of problems.
PIF, however, is controlled by Saudi Arabia, considering that the firm is a Saudi Arabian special investment fund manager. This raises suspicion over the concept of ownership of Newcastle United. Football clubs are imagined to be far from state power, and at the same time political interests. Moreover, Saudi Arabia is considered to have a messy reputation regarding human rights.
Yasir Al Rumayyan, governor of PIF and future non-executive chairman of Newcastle United, said Saudi Arabia would not interfere in the management of the club. What Rumayyan said is in line with the official statement of the Premier League, the top caste of the English League.
How much are the assets of the new owner of Newcastle United
After being bought by a consortium, Newcastle United deserved to be dubbed the new rich club. The reason is, PIF has assets of more than 300 billion pounds, or about 6 quadrillion rupiah! Don’t be surprised, please. It’s hard for people with mediocre backgrounds to have that kind of money.
If people like us had that much money, maybe we’d end up getting excited because we don’t know what to do. For PIF, of course, it’s a different story. They anyway already accustomed to investing with a value as big as gaban. It’s enough for us to imagine having that much money. Let’s move on to how PIF invests its money to manage a football club.
Counting that much money is just a headache, especially for those of us who are ‘deprecated’. Alright, let’s try another way to measure how big the PIF assets are, for example to buy the most expensive players.
If we take just 1% of PIF’s assets, then we will get a figure of around 3 billion pounds or more than 58 trillion. Wow! That number can only make you drool.
Compared to PSG and Manchester City
The amount is clearly more than the assets owned by the owner of another newly rich club in the English League, Manchester City. The owner of Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour ‘only’ has a fortune of 23 billion pounds. It doesn’t even reach 10 percent of PIF’s assets.
Paris Saint Germain (PSG), a new rich club from France, is also nothing. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG owner ‘only’ has a wealth of around 8 billion pounds. That figure is perhaps only a moment for PIF.
As a club owner, PIF certainly has priorities. Usually, the new owner of a club immediately disburses funds to strengthen his squad. 1% of PIF’s assets are actually more than enough to buy the 11 most expensive players by market value in world football today. Then, think about other business strategies and the development of club assets, such as building academies to stadiums.
Only by disbursing 1% of its assets, PIF can make Newcastle United suddenly able to compete for the European Champions League title, the most prestigious club competition not only in Europe but also in the world. The reason, 3 billion pounds is far more than enough to buy 11 football players with the largest market value in the world today. But football doesn’t work that way.
Before the road to the transfer market, if converted, 3 billion pounds is approximately equivalent to 3.5 billion euros. With money that seems to have no series, Newcastle United can splurge in the transfer market to buy the most expensive players.
Newcastle United could buy the 11 most expensive players based on current market value:
- Kylian Mbappe, with a market value of 160 million Euros
- Erling Haaland, with a market value of 150 million Euros
- Harry Kane, worth 120 million Euros
- Jack Grealish, 100 million Euros
- Mohamed Salah, 100 million euros
- Romelu Lukaku, 100 million euros
- Kevin De Bruyne, 100 million Euros
- Neymar, 100 million euros
- Jadon Sancho, 90 million euros
- Frenkie De Jong, 90 million euros
- Bruno Fernandes, 90 million euros
Newcastle United only needed a total of 1.2 billion euros to buy the 11 most expensive players in the world today. What’s the rest for? Yes, heal.
Of course that’s just wishful thinking. No club is so stupid as to buy the 11 most expensive players for the sake of prestige. After all, of the 11 football players with the largest market value, most of them play as strikers or midfielders. It just makes the composition of the squad messy.
It will be interesting to see who the most expensive player will be bought by Newcastle United, the ‘new sultan’ of football in the upcoming transfer market. It is also interesting to see what the PIF consortium did when managing Newcastle United.
What is clear, let’s stop bullying ‘children under’, because they can repay with achievements, of course, which are bought with money.