Steve Bruce urges clarity regarding Newcastle United takeover

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Newcastle United's takeover saga continues to rumble on.

The Magpies are waiting with bated breath after news broke three 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 club are currently waiting on a verdict from the Premier League as to whether the £300million deal can go ahead.

A decision is imminent, but given the lengthy delay so far it seems that those associated with the club are growing impatient.

One of those people is Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce who has urged the Premier League to make a decision.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Bruce said: "I think everybody needs a bit of clarity.

"And if I am led to believe it's the Premier League that are stalling all of the negotiations then they have to come and make a decision sooner or later. It is not healthy for anybody.

"We have another game on Wednesday [at Bournemouth] and have a wonderful opportunity [to climb the league table].

"We can't use that [the takeover] as an excuse but we need a bit of clarity and get it put to bed one way or another."

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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