Where Newcastle United's Joelinton ranks in the biggest Premier League signings outside 'the big six'

Newcastle United absolutely smashed their transfer record to sign striker Joelinton this summer – with some suggestions they paid the cash up front, in full.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 12:08 pm
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Newcastle player Joelinton looks on during the warm up prior to the FA Cup Fifth Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United at The Hawthorns on March 03, 2020 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Just one Premier League goal is all United have to show for their £40million outlay and while performances have improved, prior to football lockdown, goals continued to elude the Brazilian.

Here we take a look at the most expensive Premier League buys outside of the supposed ‘big six’ – and rank where Joelinton’s fee sits.

The Icelandic attacking midfielder is the biggest transfer outside of the supposed 'big six' in the Premier League. Everton signed Sigurdsson from Swansea City in the summer of 2017 for a club record fee.

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Belgium international Tielemans, a former Rafa Benitez target at Newcastle United, was signed last summer by Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers - and it's fair to say he's hit the ground running in the Premier League. The No.8 has six goals in 39 this season, forming an influential part of Rodgers' attack-minded Foxes, alongside former United man Ayoze Perez.
Newcastle United paid Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim £40million for the Brazilian last summer. He has scored one Premier League goal since then, as well as two in the FA Cup.
The West Ham United frontman has been put in the same bracket as Newcastle's Joelinton but the facts do not reflect that. While the striker has not been a runaway success he has, in fact, scored more than double the amount of goals in a similar amount of games. Haller has seven in 30.
Another big-money Brazilian import, first signed by Watford and taken to Everton by Marco Silva. Has blown hot and cold during his time at Goodison Park, but is a player with an amazing amount of talent. Signed in 2018.
Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Raul Jimenez has been a sensational buy. His powerful displays leading the line for Wolves has seen them compete on two fronts this campaign. The former Atletico Madrid, Club America and Benfica forward has 22 goals in 45 games this season. He scored 21 goals on loan last.
West Ham shelled out big to sign Lazio winger Anderson last summer but none of their high-profile signings have really impressed at the London Stadium. Anderson has returned just one goal and four assists in 22 games.
Everton paid a then club record fee to land Belgian international Lukaku back in 2014, who'd been a revelation during a loan spell at Goodison Park. He was later sold on to Manchester United for more than double that.