Newcastle and Rafa Benitez alike will have mixed thoughts about their transfer business, have they done enough to firstly secure their Premier League status or could they even build on their 10th place finish?
That question can be properly answered in around ten months time but now there is nothing the Magpies can do until January, should their signings not be adequate.
Despite the reported £27m they recouped for his sale, Newcastle could regret selling Aleksandar Mitrovic due to their lack of firepower up-front.
In what was a problem for the Magpies for the entirety of last season, they used the transfer window to get rid of their top goalscoring forward, albeit the goals were bagged in the Championship.
Mitrovic was sent on-loan to Fulham from January and played a massive part in allowing the Cottagers to gain promotion. Such was his impressive form, Fulham shelled out a lot of money to retain the Serbian on a permanent basis.
Newcastle have since signed Rondon from relegated West Brom which could turn out to be a masterstroke but to have sold Mitrovic to a fellow Premier League club in Fulham has the potential to come back and haunt the Magpies.
The young Serbian impressed during the World Cup and given another chance at St James’ Park, Aleksandar Mitrovic could have become the cult hero many fans had hoped for when he joined the club in the first place.
Rafa Benitez has barely been rewarded for his superb 10th finish last season as Mike Ashley continues to play hardball with his cash. It can only be a matter of time before the Spaniard gets fed up and wants out of the club at this rate and selling a young, promising striker could be the tipping point for Benitez.
Are Newcastle right to sell for £27 million or could Mitrovic have been a good player for the Magpies this season… Let us know!