The Magpies spent most of the campaign battling relegation, but a resurgence in recent months was enough to eventually secure a comfortable spot in mid-table.
Whether or not they are able to bring in fresh blood this summer to bolster their squad remains to be seen, however.
The expectation is that funds could be quite tight, and in response to that speculation, pundit Lee Hendrie has touted the unthinkable – selling mercurial winger Allan Saint-Maximin.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the former Aston Villa midfielder said: “Wow, what a player.
"He, I think, has turned the season massively since coming back from injury.
"Some of the things he does… he’s been standout. He offers that in abundance going forward, he runs with the ball great, he scores some brilliant goals. He has been the big difference since coming back into the team.
"It’s all about keeping him. If you look at the [Adama] Traores of this world, I feel he’s better than them because he can run with the ball, he’s got great ability, he's got the confidence, every time I’ve seen him play.
"He’s one of them players that I feel they’ll do well to keep. I’ve got to say that he’s one of them I think will possibly go.
"I think he’s done enough.”
We’ve gathered the best of today's Premier League transfer speculation below...
1. BENEVENTO, ITALY - MAY 16: Simy Nwankwo of F.C. Crotone battles for possession with Gaetano Letizia of Benevento Calcio during the Serie A match between Benevento Calcio and FC Crotone at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on May 16, 2021 in Benevento, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo, simply known as Simy, is on the radar of Brighton & Hove Albion for the summer transfer window. £6 million could be enough to sign the Nigeria international. (Tutto Mercato Web) . (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)
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2. Burnley ask about Phillips
Burnley are interested in signing Liverpool's Nat Phillips as they look to improve their defence. The Clarets have already enquired about the centre-back's availability this summer. (The Sun) (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)
3. Foxes set to reignite Tarkowski pursuit
Leicester City could make a move for Burnley defender James Tarkowski once again this summer, having targeted him for the past two years. (Rob Tanner) (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)
4. Hammers back in for Caleta-Car
West Ham could reignite their interest in Duje Caleta-Car this summer. (The Athletic) (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)
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