At the beginning of 2022, Eddie Howe’s side were prime candidates to drop into the Championship before a remarkable upturn in form.
Yes, the January arrivals of Kieran Trippier, Bruno Guimaraes, Chris Wood, Matt Targett and Dan Burn helped - but that only tells half the story.
United ended the season in an impressive 11th position, 14 points above the drop zone and just two points off the top 10.
In may seem a little ambitious to some but the Magpies, particularly with the bookmakers, have been tipped to challenge the top seven this time around.
Certainly, that’s what the club’s owners will be striving for as they look to build a team that consistently competes for silverware.
Here, based on last season’s data, we take a look at the Premier League prize money Newcastle stand to bank IF achieve their predicted finish: