Steve Bruce's side were unable to show off their financial power this season due also to Financial Fair Play rules.
Ensuring Ryan Sessegnon stays is imperative, with the youngster involved in all three goals the West Londoners scored during the play-off games, including a delightful pass to set up Tom Cairney's victor against Aston Villa.
He was already expected to attract significant interest from bigger clubs and the 18-year-old further enhanced his growing reputation with the superb pass that created Cairney's goal on such a high-pressure stage.
The Midlands club were trying to play everything through the talented Grealish and he had a chance early in the second half to level things up when he went past a couple of players and got into the box but his shot was straight at Fulham's keeper.
Their frontline of Ryan Sessegnon, Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Aboubakar Kamara have more than enough talent for a Premier League season.
The Championship play-off final is always an entertaining match.
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Villa missed a flawless opportunity to go level when a cross by Albert Adomah picked out Jack Grealish, who powered his effort over the bar on 51 minutes.
Mitrovic fell out of favour there, but has rejuvenated himself at Fulham and certainly did not rule out a stay at Craven Cottage in the aftermath of Saturday's win.
The Serbian will expect some funds to strengthen the squad in the close season - as well as keeping the club's best players like Sessegnon and 27-year-old Cairney. We've had to balance the books, something which, over the past two windows in particular, I've come to get used to.
Teen sensation Sessegnon showed awareness and a maturity that belied his years to thread through Cairney, whose low first-time finish beat Sam Johnstone.
I am still a Newcastle United player. "The pitch suits us, with the way we play football". But then, the Fulham defender stamped on his opponent's knee which went unseen by the referee, who would have given a red card had he seen it.
It was an unforgettable evening for Fulham, who were making their first appearance at Wembley since losing the 1975 FA Cup final against West Ham.