By 90Min
December 17, 2017

As Newcastle United's plunge further into the peril of relegation, it seems the halting negotiations about a potential takeover of the club have started to bear fruit.

Although a deal doesn't look set to be completed before the new year, negotiations between current owner Mike Ashley and British tycoon Amanda Staveley have reportedly progressed into some sort of compromise.

Sky Sports pundit Jim White tweeted this on Sunday, with a supposed valuation gap the cause of a slow takeover.

With Newcastle now occupying one of the relegation spots, Rafa Benitez will be hoping to bolster his squad come the January window, although this might be impossible with the club in the process of changing their owner after a 10-year tenure under Mike Ashley, who has often been seen a highly controversial figure amongst Magpies fans.

In addition, tensions between Benitez and Ashley at the beginning of the season over the transfer policy means it is unlikely that the Newcastle owner will show any sort of generosity in the final weeks of his time in charge by granting the Newcastle boss with a sizeable budget.

The club and the fans alike will be hoping for a swift transition soon to lift the uncertainty that seems to be looming over St James' Park as of late, and hopefully relieve some of the pressure on the pitch in the meantime.

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