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Alan Shearer delivers six-word verdict on impending Newcastle takeover, Robbie Elliott also responds

The Newcastle United takeover saga has taken a huge step towards completion this week – and Alan Shearer has posted a six-word verdict.

The £340million (Chronicle) takeover took a massive step towards completion this week, when an issue over piracy was finally settled.

The takeover sees an 80% stake from the Saudi Arabia PIF. The Reuben Brothers and Amanda Staveley’s Capital Partners will invest 10% each.

But the reason the takeover has edged closer over the last few days, is that Saudi Arabia have lifted a four-year ban to broadcast BeIN Sports.

That had previously prevented the Premier League from ratifying a move. But now, that has been sorted and it seems a takeover is now set to happen.

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Alan Shearer posted a hilarious six-word verdict on Twitter, keeping his cards close to his chest. Ex-Toon defender Robbie Elliott also reacted.

Shearer and Elliot react to Newcastle takeover, what’s next?

What can we expect over the coming days? Well, the obvious discussions will be had over potential signings and the future of Steve Bruce.

The chances are that Bruce will be in danger of losing his job. There are numerous big-name options without a job, Antonio Conte for example.

Meanwhile, in 2020 when reports of a takeover first emerged, of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi were linked. A realistic approach is needed.

Manchester City showed that building is better than immediately adding big-name players works better. But, exciting times for Newcastle.

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