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Michael Chopra has told Newcastle United fans to ‘get the cans out’ amid rumours that a takeover at St James’s Park is complete.

The Chronicle reported on Friday that Saudi Public Investment Fund’s £300 million bid was in the final stages of being ratified by the Premier League.

An offer was first submitted some six weeks ago but a thorough investigation into PIF’s finances and background, following the broadcast piracy suggestions from beIN Sport, has delayed a decision.

And Sky Sports News reported yesterday that the Premier League has indeed finally given the greenlight over the proposal.

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And Chopra, who began his career with the Magpies, believes that it’s time for the North-East supporters to finally crack open the cans in celebration, though there is no official announcement from anybody as of yet.

If and when there’s an announcement, it’s a double success for United.

Not only will they have gotten rid of the villainous Mike Ashley, but he’ll be replaced by a man with a fortune in the high billions in Mohammed Bin Salman, and brighter days will certain to happen at Newcastle once again.

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