Newcastle United became Champions of England for the first time after blowing more than £1 billion in four years to bring in some of the world's best young talent. And director of football Alan Shearer had even more money available to tweak the squad in a bid to defend that maiden title.
Newcastle United finished 2nd in the Premier League in 2023/24 - only behind surprise title winners Tottenham. But a bumper transfer budget meant 'Director of Football' Alan Shearer had a busy summer ahead of him.
Despite spending £469 million in two years and a bright start to the second season, Newcastle United 'only' finished sixth in 2022/23.
The big-spending first season saw Newcastle reach the Champions League for the first time since 2003, which meant there was plenty of cash in the bank for 'Director of Football' Alan Shearer to throw around.