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Newcastle United: Fans react to takeover post from Keith Downie

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have replied to a post from Keith Downie as he provided an update on a new takeover bid from the BN Group.

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The Sky Sports reporter claims in a separate tweet that he is ‘sceptical’ of the bid, but that there has been an offer made of £280m, and Downie has seen documentation confirming this.

He claims that the documentation contains a 29-page dossier with detailed financial plans and also a letter of intent.

This post has drawn the attention of these Toon fans, who are unconvinced.

Do you think this will go anywhere?

No, this is fake

No, this is fake

Yes, I hope it is real

Yes, I hope it is real

The interest of the BN Group emerged over the weekend, and they claim to have Michael Chopra and Alan Shearer on board.

In fact, Chopra is fronting the bid, though, it is claimed that the opening offer of £280m has been dismissed, but that talks are ongoing.

This post continued to draw the attention of many Toon fans, who still want Amanda Staveley’s Saudi-backed takeover to happen.

So, it seems as if the BN Group has submitted all of the right documentation, as reported by the Shields Gazette, but their opening offer is not what Mike Ashley is looking for.

That is now three potential takeover bids for Newcastle in 2020, but as of yet, the Staveley one is the only one to have reached the Premier League, while Henry Mauriss’ bid has led to Ashley ‘losing patience’.

In terms of the BN Group bid, Downie has urged caution, and we would agree with him on that, particularly with what the club have already been through with regards to a possible takeover in recent months.

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