'Tonight's game is gonna be electric' – Newcastle fans in meltdown after latest club news
George Caulkin of the Times provided a significant update on the potential takeover of Newcastle United and Newcastle fans are besides themselves with joy.
Caulkin revealed Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners had submitted a bid of £300million and they were close to an agreement with Mike Ashley.
The Times journalist shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday ahead of the Magpies clash with Everton:
There would, I understand, be compromises on both sides: some money to be released for transfers next month, even if a deal not finalised, and the continuation of Sports Direct ads for a limited period.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) December 13, 2017
Caulkin also revealed that there had been significant progress towards deal in the last few days, due to both sides making compromises.
The journalist continued to share, stating that there will be money for transfer next month even if the deal isn’t finalised.
The update caused Newcastle United fans to celebrate with one believing George had literally saved their Christmas.
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One fan was more confident that the takeover was going to happen after reading the update, with many fans posting happy gifs to express what their words couldn’t.
Here are best reactions from jubilant Magpies fans:
Oh George. You've literally saved Christmas.
— Ben Haynes (@BenHaynes09) December 13, 2017
— mark kemp (@markkemp6) December 13, 2017
— Gretel Ghost (@Margare60119979) December 13, 2017
— Taylor Not Besty (@TaylorandBesty) December 13, 2017
Tonight's game is gonna be electric now ????⚫️⚪️????????
— Rich Miller ⚫️⚪️ (@Rich1982Miller) December 13, 2017
I'd say every single Newcastle fan would be willing to have Sports Direct tattooed on their foreheads for 5 years if it meant Mike Ashley sold the club this week. It's the only thing can save us
— Joe (@Joe_Nufc1892) December 13, 2017
Yes yes yes yes pic.twitter.com/cMYeXibWPM
— Kev (@nufcKev_) December 13, 2017
Happy days George yes
— glennog (@glenn2502) December 13, 2017
— Scott Clapperton (@clappertonscott) December 13, 2017
Newcastle United are set to host Everton on Wednesday as they aim to win their first league game since October.
The Magpies seven game winless run has seen them slump to heavy defeats to both Manchester United and Watford.
The poor form has left them 16th, two points clear of the relegation zone.
In other Newcastle United news, Benitez has confirmed that there have been crucial takeover talks taking place.