Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists they can be top four challengers.
Pardew has confidence in his scouting network.
When asked if the top four was still a realistic aim in years to come, despite not having the millions of a Manchester City, Manchester United or a Chelsea, Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: “There is no reason why we can’t aim to be one of those clubs, especially on the organisational front. We might not have the funds to buy the best young Brazilian.
“But the ones we do attract, whether they are local boys we are buying in from other areas or other countries, we need to manage to produce and turn them into good players like some clubs do more often than clubs do themselves.”