Plenty of Newcastle United supporters have flocked to a tweet from Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie.
The reliable Magpies correspondent revealed that out-of-contract duo Javier Manuqillo and Andy Carroll had signed new deals at St James’ Park.
And the reaction has been rather mixed, to say the least, particularly with still no announcement over the prospective Saudi takeover.
The Spaniard has been handed a massive four-year extension whilst Wednesday’s 6 foot 4 gamechanger will remain in the northeast for another season.
What do you make of the contract news?
Some members of the United faithful have pondered what this news actually means for the potential of new owners and a few have started to doubt that it’s going to happen.
We’re soon going to enter a 13th week of the saga with the Premier League still yet to come to a decision in their owners and directors test.
Aside from all of the takeover naysayers, there were many who were rather happy with the update as they felt that Manquillo deserved a new contract.
Here’s the full reaction from the fanbase…
No TaKeOvEr ThEn
— Jack 🇸🇦 (@jchaytor16) June 25, 2020
Good signing but looks like a disaster for the takeover. Ashley moving on https://t.co/nEg6DDTWsI
— Andy Husband (@andy_husband1) June 25, 2020
It’s been off for ages in my opinion.
— Graeme Brash (@Brashmeister81) June 25, 2020
Both deserved. Honestly think Manquillo has had a great season. #NUFC
— Steve Harding (@Romanez) June 25, 2020
Ashley going know where
— Deanskelton (@Deanskelton1990) June 25, 2020
Not near a takeover then if true.
— ⚫⚪Jay⚫⚪ (@jaysta9) June 25, 2020
If contracts are being sorted, this could mean the takeovers done, or its gone west!
— Pete Lindley (@lindley_pete) June 25, 2020
Deary deary me
— L (@leathehat) June 25, 2020
That shows the Saudis won’t be blowing cash
— Chris Brosnan (@juliewong9) June 25, 2020
Good signings could this be Rafa having his say ? Look we can’t go and buy 20+ new players once takeover is done ,we need at least 2 players for every position and he is our best right back currently. And Carroll is a big influence in the group so will be good for new players.
— paul gray (@graysey1974) June 25, 2020
@AnthonyIAnson not getting bought out then
— Ross I’Anson (@RossIAnson92) June 25, 2020
Sounds like there’s no takeover happening for them to do that
— boro_steve (@steveamirhom) June 25, 2020
Excellent news with Javier, Rafa made him a much better player and has been so consistent since. Our best RB 👏
— Lee ⚫️⚪️ (@leejsmith93) June 25, 2020
Very sensible business 👍
— Andy mclean (@Andymcl50360001) June 25, 2020
Why would we tie anyone down to a 4yr contract if we are said to be getting a takeover :/
— James Froggatt (@frogman86) June 25, 2020
Is this bad news for the takeover , surely these can’t be sanctioned if takeover happening ?
— Stephen Smith (@stephen382) June 25, 2020
No takeover then @SkySports_Keith ???
— gareth mason (@garethm14050404) June 25, 2020
This doesn’t mean the takeover is dead, however it probably does mean the current regime are covering themselves because thry aren’t 100% confident it will go through
— DiscoTex (@Hojo_Rojo) June 25, 2020
Takeovers off then
— Andrew (@Fartgoggles) June 25, 2020