Newcastle fans react as Amanda Staveley demands relegation compensation clause

According to reports on Sky Sports, proposed new Newcastle United owner Amanda Staveley wants a relegation compensation clause inserted into any takeover deal, and Magpies fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.

Sky Sports says that an offer from Staveley’s PCP partners is linked to performances on the pitch, with Rafa Benitez and his players needing to achieve a series of targets for a deal to be reached that is worth around £300m.

However, the report adds that Mike Ashley is unlikely to agree to the compensation fee if the Tyneside outfit do go down at the end of the season, which could be a significant setback on the likelihood of the takeover going through as he also values the club at nearer the £400m mark.

Newcastle supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one criticised Staveley by saying that if “you buy the club you accept all potential outcomes”, another believes it is “clever business” from the successful 44-year-old.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…