In a stark contrast to the modest amount of spending from last summer, Newcastle United have already completed £35.4 million worth of transfer business this summer including deals for Siem de Jong, Remy Cabella, Emmanuel Riviere and Daryl Janmaat.
However, while manager Alan Pardew should be commended for his activity over the past two months, there is still one player left on the radar according to Magpies legend Faustino Asprilla.
For Asprilla, it is coveted striker Loic Remy, who could have transferred to Liverpool had it not been for his failing of a medical examination, who represents the missing piece of the Newcastle puzzle as the hitman can guarantee 15-20 goals each season.
Last season, loan star Remy contributed exactly one third of Newcastle United's goal output in the Premier League and Asprilla would welcome the return of the Queens Park Rangers striker.
"Loic Remy can guarantee them 15-20 goals in a season," said Asprilla, now 44. “If they can pull in a striker I think the fans are in for a good year this time."
Commenting on Pardew's dealings as a whole, he added: "Newcastle have made some really good signings this summer. I already like the look of Cabella and Riviere.
"Janmaat has come in and settled straight to the team and with De Jong to come we’re already looking a stronger proposition."
Who do you think would be the missing piece of the transfer puzzle for Newcastle United?