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Saudi-backed consortium closing in on Newcastle takeover

Ashley Newcastle reign coming to an end as takeover receives PL approval

The waiting is seemingly over for Newcastle fans across the northeast of England and around the globe as the club are edging ever-so-close to the 14-year reign of Mike Ashley coming to an end.

A Saudi-backed consortium – involving British businesswoman Amanda Staveley – has leapt over the final hurdle needing negotiating before a purchasing of the club could go ahead.

SkySports, the Guardian, the Times, and the Telegraph are all reporting the breaking news surrounding the takeover, which is set to end a protracted tussle which lasted 18-months surrounding piracy issues in Saudi Arabia.

As a result, terms have been agreed with BeIN Sports after the Saudi government lifted a long-standing ban on the broadcast network in the country while promising to tackle the issue of piracy head on.

BeIN will now be able to broadcast Premier League, UEFA, and FIFA matches in the middle eastern nation, and that single development has left the door wide open for hated owner Mike Ashley to finally sell Newcastle for a reported figure of a little over £300million.

It is widely expected that an agreement between Ashley and the Saudi-backed consortium will be reached in as little the next 24-hours, meaning that the club can maneuver with a position of strength starting in the January transfer window but certainly next summer.

Fan expectations surrounding club takeover

No one can be surprised at the reaction seen from Newcastle supporters across social media at the news that their beloved club was nearing a realized dream of breaking away from Mike Ashley.

But with the club set to be heavily backed financially to right the ship and rekindle the clubs domestic stature, expectations of a massive and rapid spending spree have also flooded Twitter.

With the likes of Kylian Mbappé leaving Paris Saint-Germain next summer and the future of Harry Kane and Erling Haaland – among others – uncertain, expectations of the Geordies the world over enjoying a similar and immediate reversal of fortunes akin to Chelsea are also beginning to swirl.

Certainly, it should be expected that Newcastle are set to undergo a huge reinforcement plan as soon as possible to build a competitive outfit around the likes of Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Joe Willock. What names are set to be linked to the club nobody knows, but the landscape is certainly about to change on Tyneside for the better.

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