How Newcastle United's wage bill compares to Premier League rivals- as Aston Villa post huge increase

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Aston Villa has overtaken Newcastle United's wage bill as revealed in the club's annual accounts.

United have fallen to eighth in the table of highest wage bills in Premier League despite contributing 75% of the club's turnover to paying players- second only to Villa's 89%

As reported in The Times, Aston Villa saw its wage bill increase by 42% in the 2022/23 season despite recording a £119.6 million loss. The club stated its figures were in line within the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability rules. In January, Newcastle United CEO Darren Eales said the club is compliant with Financial Fair Play rules after releasing the accounts from the previous season.

The Magpies reported a 39% increase in revenue but an after-tax loss of £73.4million which was mostly driven by recruiting the likes of Alexander Isak, Sven Botman and Anthony Gordon in the transfer market for a total of £153m, as well as investing £23.4m into the fixed assets such as St James' Park and the training ground.

Follow the latest updates from NUFC with NewcastleWorld’s free football emails Despite the club becoming more profitable, Eales warned of the significant gap that still separates Newcastle, whose turnover in 22-23 was £250.3m, from the 'top six' as he name-checked Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. “Forty per-cent year-on-year growth since the takeover, it’s vast year-on-year growth," said Eales. "We have got the positive tailwinds of Sela front of shirt, Champions League moneyAdidas coming in June which will be a big jump for us as we can control our own retail and merchandise which hasn’t been the case before.

"The reality is that with the performances we have had on the pitch and the buzz around the club we are seeing more and more commercial partners wanting to become part of this journey. It’s a snowball going down a hill. As we are doing better on the pitch it is helping us with commercial partnerships.

"We are excited about the trajectory but we have still got grounds to make up. £710m at Man City, Spurs £444m in their last accounts, so we know we have got lots to do.

"But the exciting this is we have an ownership that is committed and supportive, and we are an amazing one city, one club. We have the pieces in place that’s going to give us that future growth. We just need to be as quick and efficient as we can to get to where we want to be.”

Here's how Newcastle United's wage bill compares to the club's above them.

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