Date: 30th June 2020 at 6:35am
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Fans of Newcastle have been reacting to a post on Twitter, in which The Athletic journalist, George Caulkin, provides fans with an update on the progress of the club’s ongoing takeover bid.

Reports by The Guardian dated 28 April – around three weeks after the Premier League began its owners’ and directors’ tests on Newcastle’s potential new owners – claimed that Newcastle’s Saudi Arabia-backed takeover bid was ‘nearing completion’ and that ‘no 11th-hour hitches’ were expected with the deal, which they stated would be completed within ‘a week to 10 days’.

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However, almost two months after The Guardian’s report was published, there has been little to no movement on the progression of the deal, with the Premier League still yet to make any sort of statement regarding the takeover.

As such, and rather understandably, many Newcastle fans have grown impatient with the Premier League, leading to one fan to take to Twitter to ask The Athletic’s George Caulkin for an update on the takeover deal.

While it is, presumably, extremely frustrating for Newcastle fans to have heard nothing but radio silence in terms of an official statement or update from the Premier League regarding the takeover, there is indeed only so much that they can be told by journalists – as Caulkin states earlier in the Twitter thread, he is simply repeating what he has heard about the progression of the deal.

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However, Newcastle fans appear to have picked up on the fact that ‘documents have been moved around this weekend’ – leading to many more fans of the club to question Caulkin as to what this means.

Once again, it appears that, despite Caulkin’s titbits of information regarding the progression of the takeover, there is still no official movement regarding the deal, and, as such, the wait for Newcastle fans continues.