Henry Winter provides update on Newcastle United takeover

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Henry Winter has said that Newcastle United supporters 'deserve a decision' as speculation over the future of their club continues.

Fans are growing increasingly tired as they wait with bated breath for news on 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 was to be announced earlier this week.

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 takeover process is Henry Winter of The Times, who provides an update on social media.

He said: "Lot of stories around Newcastle United takeover.

"Saudis remain favourites; ££ talks loudest with PL; Staveley/Reubens bring credibility. #NUFC fans deserve a decision. NB: US group with GB ties, who have long-term interest in Club, who have funds in place, watching delay with keen interest."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

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.

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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