It is still very early in the Premier League season, but at the second international break we thought we should look at some summer signings.
And Newcastle offer us a very interesting case study, having finally spent some of Mike Ashley's money in search of an upturn in fortunes – including the £40m signing of Brazilian striker Joelinton.
So how have these new boys fared on Tyneside under Steve Bruce?
Allan Saint-Maximin swapped Gucci for Slazenger when he arrived at St. James' Park from Nice for roughly £16m. Newcastle weren't the only Premier Keague team after the winger's signature and did well to secure the deal – and have been rewarded with glimpses of the enigmatic Frenchman's raw talent.