Now the Premier League is wrapped up, all attention turns to the summer transfer window.
Back in the Champions League for the first time in two decades, Newcastle United are expected to be busy.
While Eddie Howe has warned against the idea of the club suddenly having a “bottomless pit” in terms of funds, it would hardly be a surprise to see big money spent.
Indeed, the Magpies can offer potential targets the chance to play in Europe’s elite club competition and a genuine ambition to win major trophies.
Naturally, a host of big names have been linked and it seems Newcastle are already tracking one in particular.
Newcastle scouted Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani
According to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani was the subject of a recent scouting mission.
Scouts are said to have been at Frankfurt’s win over Freiburg on Saturday, a game in which Kolo Muani scored.
The report suggest Newcastle are already working on targets to strengthen for the Champions League campaign.
Juventus, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keen on the 24-year-old.
Who is Randal Kolo Muani and what is his style of play?
Hailed as a “very complete” player by international teammate Kylian Mbappe, Kolo Muani certainly made an impact for France at the World Cup.
Not only has he scored 23 goals while registering 17 assists in 45 appearances this season, the forward scored in the World Cup semi-final against Morocco before winning a penalty in the final.
Compared to Thierry Henry for his ability to dribble past defenders from a wide position before moving into the central striker role, he has played both on the wing and as a striker this season.
The Athletic have previously claimed Newcastle are looking for a new forward option this summer and interest in Kolo Muani looks logical.