The 10 Sheikh Mansour-style signings Newcastle United can make on cut-price fees this summer

Newcastle United can find value in the summer transfer window - here are 10 names that could be available for a cut-price fee

Free transfers and cut-price deals were Newcastle United’s bread and butter before the Saudi-backed owners arrived. However, even PIF - worth a cool $700billion - cannot escape the FFP/PSR vice that has gripped English football.

The Magpies were unable to bolster their ranks in January despite a crippling injury list - with few Premier League clubs splashing the cash. Newcastle kept their powder dry ahead of what fans hope will be a busy summer window at St James’ Park.

Year on year, the Magpies are aiming to gain ground on their top-flight rivals. One way of doing that is by shopping around the bargain basement.

Forget those whose contracts are expiring this summer. By looking 12 months ahead, Newcastle can use the corridor of uncertainty to their advantage to tempt players away.

Clubs become nervous when assets have a year left to run - with price tags dropping as a result. The likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold could be up for grabs next year but let’s get a grip on reality. That isn’t happening.

But many potential arrivals would get the pulses racing on Tyneside. NewcastleWorld has profiled 10 plausible signings the Magpies can approach with just over a year remaining on their current deals.

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