Newcastle United fans must remain patient over proposed Saudi takeover

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Newcastle United supporters must remain patient as they await news of a takeover announcement.

That’s the view of The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards who provided an update to fans on social media.

Supporters of the Magpies are waiting with bated breath after news broke two months ago about a prospective £300million deal to buy the club.

Amanda Staveley is the figurehead of the Saudi-backed consortium who are said to be leading the charge for the club, but so far there’s been no news of a confirmed deal.

That’s despite reports from The Sun claiming that a deal could be announced today.

Fans are keen to see a deal pushed through as they look to end the reign of Mike Ashley as the club’s owner, with many keen to see the back of the Sports Direct mogul.

But with time ticking away it seems that supporters are starting to fear the worst with regards to a potential collapse of the deal.

One man who has been covering the talks extensively is Luke Edwards who has urged calm among the club’s supporters as they wait for news.

When asked for an update from a fan on social media, The Telegraph writer tweeted: “It remains with the Premier League…nobody knows.

“Resist being led down the expectancy path but don’t start worrying it’s all off. We have to wait. And if it comes, great. If it doesn’t, we wait.

“If it’s off, we’ll have to hope the American is ready to move quickly.”

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While patience is obviously key during such uncertain times, you can hardly blame the Newcastle United fans for growing restless.

For many, a potential announcement of a full takeover is exactly what they’ve been wishing for several years while enduring a turbulent reign under Mike Ashley.

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The Sports Direct owner has been a hugely unpopular figure on Tyneside, and that’s why talk of interest from the Saudi-based consortium is such a hot topic of conversation.

But Newcastle fans must still be cautious.

If anyone knows what it’s like to see their club owned by an unpopular figure, it’s Newcastle United fans.

That’s why they must remain patient – after all, the last thing they want is to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire.

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