This is what fans of Manchester United, Tottenham and others are saying about Newcastle United's takeover

The wait is finally over… Newcastle United have been taken over.

Thursday, 7th October 2021, 6:30 pm

The club has been taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), financier Staveley and investors David and Simon Reuben.

PIF have taken an 80% stake in the club after the Premier League finally approved a deal which had originally been agreed early last year.

The move came after Saudi Arabia ended a ban on Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports, the rights-holder for the Middle East North Africa region.

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But what have fans of other clubs said about the deal? Here, we take a look:

@Easley91 (Tottenham): “Football is dying in this country. @premierleague @FA what happened to the fit and proper test?”

@StokeyyG2 (Stoke City): “Man City fans moving to support Newcastle.”

@alex_bullions (Chester): “This isn’t as big as Man City’s takeover, it’s bigger. The catchment area Newcastle has, and will have, to attract new fans is massive too. Definitely a fanbase deserving of success.”

@harshmadan (Manchester United): “Another PSG or Man City in the making ?? Let’s hope not… Premier League is already very competitive #PL.”

@DerbyRetweets (Derby County): “Very jealous but Newcastle fans have been through hell they deserve it. It's what the Premier League needs. Top 6 beware. Magpies are coming to steal that silver #NUFC.”

@LiamWray8 (Hull City): “Hopefully our time will come too for @HullCity can’t imagine how Newcastle fans are feeling knowing they have got new owners. I can’t wait for the day the Allams leave. #HCAFC.”

@AARONPTHFC: “(Tottenham): If you can't pass the fit and proper person's test, then why were they allowed a second chance?

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