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Alan Shearer comments on Newcastle takeover

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Alan Shearer comments on Newcastle takeover

Alan Shearer has urged the Premier League to finally approve Newcastle United’s reportedly imminent takeover during BBC One’s coverage of the FA Cup quarter-final between the Toon and Manchester City.

The takeover has now been rumbling on for two months since the initial reports of Mike Ashley accepting a £300million deal from Amanda Staveley’s consortium – who have been financially backed by the Saudi Arabia PIF.

A deposit has been paid and the Premier League are believed to be at the final stage in terms of checks. Last week, The Mail’s Craig Hope claimed that a deal was set to be announced within days – but nothing has been announced.

 

With the Premier League certainly taking their time – though they have had to tend with certain obstacles including a World Trade Organisation report – Shearer has urged the Premier League to make a decision, one way or another.

“Something has to happen – good news or bad news – because Newcastle are in limbo, they can’t plan for next season. I think I would like to see it happen. It’s been going on for such a long time, they need an answer,” Shearer said.

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TBR’s view – Newcastle deserve to find out their fate

The fans do, too. It has been a while now, since Ashley accepted a bid from Staveley. Yes, the global health crisis and other issues have prolonged the checks – but Newcastle need to prepare for next season.

The Toon have got to be given a decision in the next couple of weeks – good or bad – in order to alleviate themselves from the air of uncertainty surrounding St. James’ Park, and put plans in place to take them into a new era.

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