Date: 25th June 2020 at 7:25pm
Written by: Shaun Williamson

Newcastle United continue to await news on whether their Saudi-backed takeover will meet the requirements of the Premier League’s owners and directors test and this week supporters have been reacting on social media to an interesting development.

The saga has rumbled on for 12 weeks now as the top-flight still sit on an official decision, but it is thought that the deal’s chances of approval have been boosted after the Middle Eastern country pledged to clamp down on issues of piracy.

And now the Saudi state have approached the Bundesliga over a TV rights deal that would hijack Qatari sports broadcasters beIN Sports’ bid.

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Plenty of fans are loving the news as they believe it will put presenter Richard Keys, who has actively opposed the Magpies’ takeover, out of a job.

It may also be seen as a positive step in their quest to banish the illegal streaming of football events in the country whilst it has also been reported that they would try to bid for the Premier League’s Middle East offering, too.

Either way, the United faithful are thrilled by this latest information, here’s how they’ve reacted…

 
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