Money, money, money.
Up in Tyneside, that's the word being flung around as Newcastle appear to be edging ever closer to finally bidding a (not so) fond farewell to Mike Ashley and welcoming billionaire Saudi owners.
The moral and ethical viewpoint on the matter is a discussion for another day (Chris Deeley has you covered, anyway). Whatever your feelings may be on the proposed new owners, shelve them for a moment and instead let's look at the footballing side of the equation.
Talk of Newcastle being a 'sleeping giant' about to wake and launch an almighty assault on the Premier League is extremely premature, but there is no doubting the incoming finances will see a raid on the transfer market take place.
So, keeping within the realms of realism, what could the Magpies' lineup look like next season? Let's take a look.
GK - Martin Dubravka
One position that the Magpies needn't strengthen is in goal. Martin Dubravka has been one of the club's best pieces of business over the last few seasons, regularly featuring in the upper end of the 'saves made' table in the Premier League.
He signed a new six-year deal back in October, so this position looks fairly cemented. Despite the hordes of Newcastle fans vying for Jan Oblak...
RB - Danny da Costa
Languishing in the bottom half of the table this season as a result of losing key players in the summer, one particular shining light for Eintracht Frankfurt has been right-back Danny da Costa.
He's been consistently good in a misfiring side, and the lure of Newcastle's project coupled with the Magpies' love of fast full-backs make this a perfect match.
CB - Jamaal Lascelles
Finding the right partner for the club captain has been tough for Steve Bruce, who tends to operate with three central defenders to complement Lascelles.
He won't be going anywhere, though, as Bruce needs to maintain a core to the side that won't disrupt the status quo.
Centre-backs have become one of the most challenging commodities to sign over the last few transfer windows, so securing a highly-regarded defender not plying his trade in the Champions League
Lewis Dunk has long been admired during his time at Brighton, and with the Seagulls unlikely to be pushing up the league table next year, acquiring an English central defender with the promise of potential European football may be a wise move.
LB - Jetro Willems
Another position that needs no amending is at left-back, where Jetro Willems impressed with his technical ability and contributions in the final third prior to his unfortunate injury.
With football taking an unprecedented break, the Dutchman has time to recover from his layoff and put himself back in Bruce's thoughts before the manager starts seeing pound signs floating about in his vision.
While there are other (bigger) Premier League clubs circling for the Lille man, he may be persuaded to use Newcastle as a stepping stone - although that won't be the owner's plan - before moving to a 'big six' side, especially if Lille don't earn Champions League football this term. Would be an ask, but don't be surprised to see the Magpies go in for him again.
CM - John McGinn
There will need to be a gradual process of investment into the playing squad at Newcastle in order to maintain some balance in the side. And while Jonjo Shelvey managed to battle his way back into Bruce's first-team plans in the second half of the season, it's likely that midfield will be one of the main areas to overhaul.
Much will depend on Aston Villa's bid to stay in the Premier League, but a big part of the reason they're down there in the first place is due to losing John McGinn. On his day, he's among one of the better box-to-box midfielders in the league.
AM - Miguel Almiron
While he's operated in a more wide attacking berth since joining the club, the addition of a midfield enforcer like
LW - Hakan Çalhanoğlu
RW - Allan Saint-Maximin
CF - Odsonne Édouard
Newcastle desperately need someone to score goals since their £40m fiasco signing Joelinton is quite clearly not the answer. He may not be the marquee striker that Toon fans will be hoping for, but his scoring rates have improved each season in Glasgow, and at 22, there is still plenty more to come.
Source : 90min