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There was an expectation that the arrival of Saudi-backed owners would result in lavish investment in the playing squad.
But while £94million was spent in January on five new players and a further £55m this summer, the club are now operating within a restricted budget.
Eddie Howe has warned that FFP will have an impact on Newcastle for ‘a number of years’
Indeed, a £40m offer for James Maddison this week - rejected by Leicester - is said to be the limit of their scope for the remainder of this window.