Report outlines how much Grant Hanley will earn at Newcastle United

Blackburn's Grant Hanley

The Scotland international is set to complete a move to the Magpies from Blackburn Rovers.

Grant Hanley of Blackburn RoversA deal for Hanley is almost agree, reports claim

Newcastle United may be about to pay £6 million for Grant Hanley, but his wages could save them around £4 million a year.

The Sun reports (Thursday edition, page 53) the Scotland international will collect a mere £20,000-a-week when his move to St. James' Park is finalised.

And according to a report in the Daily Star earlier this year, that's only a fifth of what predecessors Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor were earning combined.

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini (L) and Steven TaylorColoccini (left) and Taylor were said to be taking home £100,000 a week between them

Coloccini, who has returned to Argentina with San Lorenzo, was said to take home £60,000 a week, with free agent Taylor on £40,000, which, added together, equates to around two thirds of Hanley's reported transfer fee when you deduct his rumoured earnings.

Of course, these figures may not be entirely accurate, but if they are then Newcastle look to have conducted yet another bit of brilliant business, with Georginio Wijnaldum said to be on his way to Liverpool for £25 million (Sky Sports).

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spotNewcastle will reportedly make an £11 million profit on Wijnaldum after one season

The Sun reports that 10 per cent of Hanley's fee will go to former club Crewe Alexandra, who the 24-year-old played for at youth level.

Grant Hanley celebrates after scoring the third goal for BlackburnWill Hanley save goals as well as pennies?

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