Newcastle fans unveil scathing banner as Saudi takeover confirmed by Premier League

The reaction came after yet another obstacle was cleared in relation to the takeover, with the Saudi Arabian state legally guaranteeing ‘separation’ from their day-to-day control of the club. 

That proved to be the last remaining stumbling block according to The Times, and the official announcement came soon after.  

Naturally, with big investment comes big changes, and the Magpies are now among the very wealthiest clubs in world football. 

They will still be bound by Financial Fair Play regulations, or whichever reform comes afterwards, but new signings and major adjustments are surely on the horizon.