Newcastle United takeover 'will happen', according to George Caulkin

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Newcastle United's takeover 'will happen', according to George Caulkin of The Athletic.

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.

The Toon Army are just over a week away from returning to Premier League action and the hope was that the club would have made a breakthrough before returning to action.

However that now looks unlikely.

Fans are growing increasingly annoyed at the lack of progress, but despite the frustration, Caulkin still believes that a deal will happen.

He tweeted: "My confidence is irrelevant really.

"In terms of length of time it’s taken, that horrible sense of limbo, I can’t say I’m overjoyed.

"The people I speak to are the same - but they’re also still convinced it will happen, however long it takes the PL to get there."

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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