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Newcastle United fans have been left hugely excited after Saudi Arabia launched a new initiative to tackle piracy, as reported by the Chronicle

Newcastle’s takeover bid has been held up with the Premier League taking months to decide whether to green-light the Magpies’ new owners.

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An issue thought to be blocking the deal is piracy of Premier League games in Saudi Arabia, but the country’s leaders are now actively taken steps to improve matters.

And Newcastle supporters feel that their takeover must be edging closer to completion now. 

It will be a huge relief if Newcastle’s new owners are given the go ahead to buy the club. 

Initially Newcastle supporters were hugely excited over the takeover rumours, but they have dragged on now and been a real source of frustration.

If Newcastle do have new owners at the helm this summer they are expected to invest heavily.

The Magpies will immediately become one of the richest clubs in the world, and the expectation is that they could show big ambition in the transfer market. 

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