Newcastle United players contact Mike Ashley over takeover uncertainty


Newcastle United's takeover continues to rumble on.

Fans of 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.

That has led to plenty of frustration in and around the club, with Steve Bruce demanding 'clarity' from the Premier League over what their decision will be.

That has led to uncertainty in the playing squad as well.

Reports from The Mirror have suggested that the Newcastle United team have 'made a plea' to Mike Ashley asking for clarity over the situation.

It's said that captain Jamaal Lascelles spoke to Ashley on behalf of the squad to get some answers.

Unfortunately for them, the matter is currently out of the owner's hands as they wait on a decision from the Premier League.


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.

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