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Kieron Dyer: Like any Newcastle fan I'm hoping for takeover

Former Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer hopes the club can eventually be sold.

Current owner Mike Ashley has been looking to offload the club for some time.

However, a proposed sale to a Middle East consortium involving Amanda Staveley and Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund recently fell through after the Premier League did not approve or reject their approach during the owner's and director's test.

After the 1-1 draw with Wolves, Dyer said on Sky Sports: "I think mid-table is a success for Newcastle.

"I've been quite impressed with their recruitment this season.

"But three of the four players (Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth, and Jamal Lewis from Norwich City) have come from teams that have just been relegated - that's just where Newcastle are at the moment.

"I'm just one of these people - as an ex-Newcastle player and a fan - I really want this takeover.

"I don't know what is happening or if there is ever going to be a takeover but I'd love a takeover to happen and for someone to inject real money and try to make the club a force again, because when Newcastle are entertainers and up in the higher parts of the league, with that fanbase, it makes the league miles more exciting."

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