Alex Hurst has given an update on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United on his Twitter page as he revealed that nearly 5,000 emails have been sent so far from members of the Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) to their local MPs in order for them to demand the English Premier League (EPL) and its chief executive Richard Masters to give more transparency on the takeover process.
Indeed, this has now risen to more than 5,000 emails as the pressure is further piled on the top flight and its CEO for answers.
As per his tweet, Hurst claimed that “this is massive” and that to have so many local MPs on their side and acting on behalf of the fans of the Tyneside club is “huge”.
This is massive. After DAY ONE to have so many local MPs onside (and not just in typical #nufc constituencies) and acting on behalf of nufc fans – it’s huge
— Alex Hurst (@tfalex1892) August 5, 2020
This adds to the thousands of letters that have been sent to local MPs already to urge them to write to the Premier League and Masters himself to give an explanation as to why the EPL were taking so long to make their final decision on the proposed £300m deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group.
Indeed, the Saudi-led consortium, which consisted of the Middle Eastern crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), his country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), businesswoman/head of PCP Capital Partners Amanda Staveley and the billionaire Reuben brothers, decided to cut the wire on their own bid after growing frustrated of waiting for a final decision with the 2020/21 season fast approaching.
Are the Premier League to blame for the Newcastle takeover collapse?
Nevertheless, the supporters at St. James’ Park continue to pile on the pressure until an official announcement is made, but whether they have done enough to force the Premier League’s hand is another question.
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