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15 worst Newcastle United transfers during PL era including Michael Owen and ‘forgettable’ £5m man

The Magpies have made some questionable transfer signings over the last 30 years.

The summer transfer window is open for business and it is expected to be a busy period for Newcastle United.

The Magpies’ hierarchy are keen to build on the momentum gained during an impressive performance during the second half of the Premier league season and add further quality to Eddie Howe’s squad.

Moves for the likes of Lille’s highly-rated Dutch defender Sven Botman and Reims forward Hugo Ekitike are work-in-progress as United look to add to last week’s permanent signing of Aston Villa defender Matt Targett.

There have been numerous eye-catching names linked with a move to Tyneside as the Magpies look to replicate the success of the January transfer window.

But the recent history of the club also suggests that caution is required after previous managers and owners played a part in squandering millions of pounds of signings that failed to make an impact during their time at St James Park.

NewcastleWorld takes a look back at 15 signings that failed to deliver over the last three decades.

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