A question mark hangs over the future of Newcastle United following their failed £300m takeover talks.
Last week, an offer tabled by Amanda Staveley, the Rueben Brothers and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) was withdrawn. The interested parties reportedly grew impatient with the Premier League over their inaction towards approving their move to acquire the Tyneside club.
Newcastle are now back to square one and are still under the ownership of Mike Ashley, despite recent reports claiming that a deal with the Saudis could still be possible.
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However, Michael Brown has urged the club to forget the failed deal and move on. Speaking to Football Insider, the ex-Tottenham midfielder said: “It was dragging on for such a long period of time and if it’s not meant to be it’s not meant to be.
“I think you’ve got to say they had a successful season considering the circumstances and they got a good points tally. They’ve just got to move on, they’ve got the experience of Steve Bruce to do that. Mike Ashley is very aware of deals and that’ll continue.”
A lot of Newcastle supporters are eager to see Mike Ashley usurped by new owners so will want to see a new takeover proposal being realised as soon as possible.
Brown remains hopeful that, even if a takeover is off the cards for this coming season, the Magpies will be able to complete another promising campaign and build on their 13th-place finish this time round.
While the takeover collapse may be frustrating, all that Newcastle’s players can do is focus on getting things right on the pitch.
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