Allan Saint-Maximin appears to have heard the Newcastle United takeover news.

The fan favourite was on Twitter early this morning, posting a video that many fans are taking as an encouraging sign.

The club are expected to announce the takeover, by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, today in what will be a historic day for the club.

All parties involving the club, the Premier League and the Saudi led consortium worked around the clock yesterday to push through the terms of the takeover in what is expected to cost around £370 million.


News began to circulate of an impending takeover yesterday when Saudi Arabia indicated it would lift its ban on broadcaster beIN SPORTS.

Saint-Maximin took to Twitter this morning as the rumours began to circulate, posting a video wishing fans a VERY “good morning”.

Many jumped on the tweet, seeing it as confirmation that the takeover was imminent.

Among them was Youtuber, streamer and Newcastle fan, Jake Buckley.


He said: “He knows…He knows…And I know he knows. And I know he knows.”

And he wasn’t alone in that opinion.

Another fan said: “I hope we build the team around you Maxi and all your football dreams come true with us.

“We are the greatest supported in the land and hopefully we will have one of the greatest teams to match our ambitions.”


While others began to dream of what might be around the corner for the club they love.

Kevin Nichol replied: “All Newcastle fans feared the worst, thought you’d be sold in the summer.

“Now with new owners we can build a new team around you Allan.

“What a time this could be to be involved at NUFC.”


What is the latest on the Newcastle United takeover?

The consortium withdrew after the Premier League identified the Saudi stake as a director with control over the club, which would have made it subject to the league’s owners’ and directors’ test as part of the takeover process.

However, following a lifting of the bank, the takeover has accelerated overnight with the Saudi PIF set to take an 80% stake in the club.

The Northern Echo: Credit: PA Wire/PA ImagesCredit: PA Wire/PA Images

The takeover would also bring an end to Mike Ashley's 14 year stay as the owner of Newcastle in what has transpired to be a toxic and turbulent reign at the club with fans overwhelmingly happy to see a new ownership take over.

The news is expected to be confirmed by today but there has been no official word on when there will be an expected announcement.

Who is behind the Newcastle United takeover?

The consortium is fronted by British businesswoman Amanda Staveley.

The Northern Echo: Amanda Staveley. Credit: Brian Farmer/PAAmanda Staveley. Credit: Brian Farmer/PA

Born in Yorkshire, Staveley is known for her connections with Middle Eastern investors.

Her firm, PCP Capital Partners, acted for Sheikh Mansour of the Abu Dhabi royal family, and was involved in his purchase of Manchester City in 2008.

The firm is joined by Reuben Brothers and Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia(PIF) in the consortium.

It is expected that the proposed move would see PIF own 80 per cent of the club, while PCP Partners and Reuben Brothers would each own ten per cent.