Long Read: European Squad Building

Newcastle United have committed more than £250m on transfer fees in the three transfer windows since the new owners took control. The squad has been transformed from relegation battlers to Champions League qualifiers, and there is a strong argument that the majority of the first team either already are, or have the potential to become, Champions League quality footballers. This has been aided in no small part by the outstanding coaching of Eddie Howe, but the recruitment from the club has been almost flawless.

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