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Allan Saint-Maximin, Alan Shearer & more react to Newcastle’s game-changing takeover

Allan Saint-Maximin, Alan Shearer & more react to Newcastle’s game-changing takeover

 

A number of Newcastle United stars, both past and present, have taken to social media on Thursday to react to word of the club’s takeover.

All change at St. James’

The news which shook the foundation of English football to its very core was of course forthcoming earlier today.

This came in the form of Mike Ashley’s tumultuous 14-year stint at the forefront of Newcastle United being brought to a definitive close.

On the back of a negotiation period spanning 18 months, the one final stumbling block – in the form of Saudi Arabia’s ban on all content stemming from broadcaster beIN Sports – was finally overcome, opening the door for a Saudi consortium led by Yasir Al-Rumayyan to kickstart a new era on Tyneside.

Newcastle, in turn, made word of the change in ownership at the club official this evening, in a deal worth a rumoured £300 million.

‘Dare to hope again’

The momentous changing of hands at St. James’ Park has since resulted in understandable jubilation across Newcastle’s loyal fanbase, with the Magpies faithful having long been crying out for an owner fit to reestablish a club of such unquestionable magnitude amongst the giants of Premier League football.

And Al-Rumayyan and co., for their part, look more than capable of overseeing precisely that, with the Saudi consortium understood to boast wealth in excess of £300 billion:

But, as outlined above, it is not only Newcastle’s supporters who have made crystal clear their excitement regarding today’s developments in the North East.

Taking to social media, a host of the club’s stars, both past and present, have followed suit in providing their reactions, with some of the many highlights showcased below:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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