This is where Newcastle United's £121million spend on wages ranks alongside their Premier League rivals (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The staggering amount Premier League clubs spend on wages revealed and where Newcastle United, Leeds United, Aston Villa and co rank

How much did Newcastle United reportedly spend on wages in the latest released figures and how does this compare with the rest of the Premier League?

In football, the data suggests that the more a team spends on wages, the better they will perform on the pitch.

According to economist Stefan Szymanski, there is a ‘significant relationship between wages and league standing’ - something that has been evident in the Premier League again this season.

However, because of sport’s unpredictability, there have also been a few outliers to the theory this season.

Eddie Howe’s side secured an 11th place finish in the league this season – but how does that compare to their standing in the Premier League’s wage table?

Here, courtesy of data provided by football finance expert Kieran Maguire, we take a look at how the Premier League wage table looks based on the latest figures available and how each club performed against it this season.

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