The Newcastle United revolution is set to gather pace this summer with manager Eddie Howe poised for another transfer splurge.
With the team deep in relegation trouble in January, the club's new Saudi-backed ownership sanctioned a £90 million-plus transfer window splash that saw Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Dan Burn, Matty Targett, and Bruno Guimaraes all arriving on Tyneside.
The impact of all five – plus Howe revitalising the Newcastle careers of Fabian Schar, Jonjo Shelvey, Joelinton and Ryan Fraser – helped propel the club from the bottom three up to an 11th-place finish.
Such was their form in the second half of the season, only Liverpool (51) Manchester City (43), and Tottenham Hotspur (41) secured more points than Newcastle's 38 in 2022.
There looks set to be a number of ins out outs at St James' Park ahead of next season although the Magpies' spending will be restricted due to Financial Fair Play rules and the amount already spent in January.