It’s finally happening. After 13-and-a-half years, Newcastle United are going to break their transfer record.
Mike Ashley isn’t known as the most free-spending of owners in the Premier League, something which has grown to become a huge irritant to both the club’s fanbase and Rafa Benitez alike.
However, the club are now going to splash out £20m to sign Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron, with it being the biggest fee the Magpies have spent on a player since signing Michael Owen from Real Madrid in 2005.
Newcastle fans have been begging for some investment over the years and they have finally got it, but how have the club fared previously when spending big on players?
Take a look at the top five transfer fees they have spent on players and their fortunes during their time at St. James’ Park.