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Alan Shearer 'excited' by Mike Ashley's decision to sell Newcastle United

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer reacts on Twitter to the news that his beloved club has been put up for sale by controversial owner Mike Ashley.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has suggested that he is overjoyed with the news that Mike Ashley has put the club up for sale.

The Premier League outfit made an announcement on Monday afternoon, confirming that the current owner hopes to conclude a sale before Christmas.

Ashley, who is the founder of Sports Direct, has been the target of criticism over the years following his acquisition of the North-East outfit in 2007.

Fans have criticised the businessman for not providing enough investment in the squad and for the constant change in managers, but it seems that a new dawn is on the horizon for Newcastle.

Rumours were rumbling that a change in ownership could be on the cards when entrepreneur Amanda Staveley, who was involved in Sheik Mansour's 2008 purchase of Manchester City, was spotted in the stands during Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the start of the month.

After discovering the news, Shearer, who spent 10 years playing for the Magpies, made his feelings on the development known via Twitter.

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Newcastle United's English owner Mike Ashley applauds as he waits for the kick off in the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St James Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, north east England on May 24, 2015
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3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
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16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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