Newcastle United's most expensive sold XI

 
 
Andy Carroll of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool  and Newcastle United at Anfield on May 1, 2011 in Liverpool, England.

Newcastle United have made some serious money down the years from the players that they have sold.

Down the years, Newcastle have certainly made a considerable amount of money from player sales. So with that in mind, HITC Sport has compiled an XI made up of the players who have attracted the highest fees upon their exits from St James' Park...

Shay Given

By the time Manchester City signed Shay Given from Newcastle for £7 million in 2009 (via Guardian), the stopper had undoubtedly established himself as one of the most reliable goalkeepers in the Premier League. Newcastle were relegated later that season.

Shay Given of Newcastle United in action during the FA Cup sponsored by E. ON Third Round Replay match between Newcastle United and Hull City at St James Park on January 14, 2009 in...Shay Given

Mathieu Debuchy

Mathieu Debuchy had been an excellent full-back for Newcastle, so it was hardly surprising that Arsenal came calling in 2014, with the Guardian reporting that the Gunners spent £12 million on him. Unfortunately for the Frenchman, he has done little to justify Arsenal's interest, making just 13 league appearances in three seasons.

Jonathan Woodgate

The Independent reported back in 2004 that Real Madrid spent £13.4 million on Jonathan Woodgate in one of the more surprising deals since the turn of the Millennium. His nightmare debut, where he scored an own goal and was sent off, was a sign of things to come, and he returned to England soon after with only a handful of appearances under his belt for Los Blancos.

Jonathan Woodgate of Newcastle United takes the ball past Bruno Cheyrou of Liverpool during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Newcastle United on January 24, 2004 at...Jonathan Woodgate

Sebastian Bassong

Sebastian Bassong was one of Newcastle's slightly more impressive players during their relegation season in 2009, and subsequently earned an £8 million move to Tottenham, BBC Sport reported. He has since played for Wolves, Norwich City and Watford. 

Jose Enrique

Jose Enrique joined Liverpool from Newcastle for £6 million in 2011, according to BBC Sport. Unfortunately the full-back was not able to justify the Reds' interest, and barely featured during his time at Anfield. 

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend was one of Newcastle's best players during the months before their relegation in 2016. He left after just five months, joining Crystal Palace for £13 million, according to the Independent - but has only really shown glimpses of his quality since arriving at Selhurst Park.

Andros Townsend of Newcastle United in action during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on May 15, 2016 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...Andros Townsend

Yohan Cabaye

Paris Saint-Germain spent £19 million on Yohan Cabaye in 2014, BBC Sport reported, but he is now back in the Premier League with Palace, having struggled for game-time at Parc des Princes. 

Moussa Sissoko

While many of the deals on this list may have left the Toon Army largely disappointed, the £30 million BBC Sport reports that Tottenham paid for Moussa Sissoko surely meant that the Frenchman left with the fans' blessing. He has certainly looked nothing like a £30 million player with Spurs.

James Milner

James Milner's move from Newcastle to Aston Villa cost the Villans £10 million in 2008, the Birmingham Mail reported. It would look like an excellent piece of business from Villa's perspective as they sold him to Manchester City in 2010 for £26 million (via Guardian).

Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur and Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United compete for the ball during  the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur...Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum

BBC Sport reported last summer that Newcastle made a £10.5 million profit on Georginio Wijnaldum one year after signing him for £14.5 million. He was excellent for Liverpool last year, and was probably one of Newcastle's best players during the year he spent at St James' Park.

Andy Carroll

Few could quite believe Liverpool's decision to spend £35 million on Andy Carroll back in 2011 (via BBC Sport), and unfortunately for the Reds, it quickly became evident that what they had seen in the striker was probably not there. He has since done fairly well with West Ham - but injuries have largely plagued his career.

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