If it is quality you’re looking for rather than quantity, Newcastle United might have made all the right moves in the January transfer window.
Fans were understandably frustrated only three players arrived last month, and none on a permanent deal, but the signs already suggest that Newcastle now have a far greater chance of avoiding the drop with this fresh blood energising a hitherto struggling side.
Kenedy has been superb since arriving on loan from Chelsea, setting up Jamaal Lascelles’ goal in a rampant debut performance against Burnley.
And Martin Dubravka has already shone between the sticks, keeping a clean-sheet in Sunday’s 1-0 win against Manchester United and generally looking like a complete, all-round goalkeeper.
Time will tell, however, whether Islam Slimani can have a similar impact. The Magpies were looking for a new centre-forward all month and eventually secured a deal to bring in the Algerian targetman from Leicester City.
But Mark Lawrenson is far from convinced that Slimani is the answer to Newcastle’s problems.
“It’s about goals; goals make the difference in staying in the division and getting relegated,” BBC pundit Lawrenson told the Northern Echo.
“I just look at Newcastle and kind of go, 'am I convinced Slimani will get loads of goals for Newcastle?' No I’m not convinced at all.”
You can see why Lawro is refusing to get carried away with Newcastle’s new centre-forward. Since joining Leicester for a club-record £29 million in 2016, the former Sporting Lisbon striker has scored just eight Premier League goals and rapidly slipped down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium.
But maybe the prospect of being Newcastle's first-choice will see Slimani rediscover the form that once made him the most feared striker in Portuguese football.