Pete Graves offers promising news amid Newcastle United takeover uncertainty

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Newcastle United's takeover 'won't be too much longer' and 'will happen', according to Sky Sports' Pete Graves.

The presenter is a supporter of the Magpies and has established himself as one of the more reputable sources during this uncertain period.

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.

Fans are growing increasingly annoyed at the lack of progress, but according to Graves, a deal could be announced sooner rather than later.

He tweeted: "Equally exhausted bud.

"The wait's been mad tough on all Newcastle United fans & also on the club employees who've no idea what their future looks like, in these already tough times!

"I still firmly believe it'll happen and also that it won't be much longer."

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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