Newcastle’s best-paid players from Joelinton to fans’ favourite Isaac Hayden

The influx of money brought to Newcastle United by their new owners is set to usher in a bold new era in the north east, with fans dreaming of title challenges.

Newcastle's new owners have already revealed plans for the club to be challenging for a place in the Champions League in the not too distant future.

This is a far cry from the mid-table mediocrity and relegation battles that have dominated the club's recent history during Mike Ashley's time as owner.

It could also see a change in how well the club's current crop of players paid, as the Magpies are linked with a host of big names ahead of the January transfer window.

One of the players dominating transfer rumour pages over a potential move to Newcastle in the new year is Juventus and Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

However, the former Arsenal man's reported £400,000-per-week wages are more than the Magpies' current eight highest earning players combined, according to Spotrac.

Club record signing Joelinton is the club's current highest paid player, earning £86,500-per-week since joining from Hoffenheim for £40million in 2019.

English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Swedish full-back Emil Krafth complete the top three with £70,000 and £57,500 weekly wages, respectively.

Federico Fernandez currently earns £47,000-per-week, £1,000 more than this season's joint top scorer Callum Wilson, who has two goals so far this term.

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Scotland international Matt Ritchie earns £45,000-per-week, while both Miguel Almiron and Ryan Fraser receive £42,000 weekly wages.

A host of players are currently reportedly earning £40,000-per-week, with Jeff Hendrick, Dwight Gayle, club captain Jamaal Lascelles and Fabian Schar all on the same wage.

Schar recently signed a 1-year contract extension back in July, to keep him at the club until the end of the current season.

Jamal Lewis and Allan Saint-Maximin, who is tied with Wilson on two goals this season, both earn £38,500-per-week with number one Martin Dubravka taking home £38,000 every seven days.

Defensive trio Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett and Javier Manquillo all earn £35,000-per-week, while Karl Darlow and Jacob Murphy are both currently paid £25,000 each week.

Murphy signed a new six-year deal in the summer that will keep the former Norwich City winger at St James' Park until 2027.

The wage bill is rounded off by Isaac Hayden (£22,000), reserve keeper Mark Gillespie (£11,500) and Sean Longstaff (£1,000), who is on the same terms he signed in 2018 aged 21 before he had made a league appearance for the club.

Longstaff's current deal expires at the end of the season, while his younger brother Matty, who is currently on loan at Aberdeen, earns a reported £18,500-per-week.

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