Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, has given an update on the pressure from fans at St James’ Park and several Members of Parliament on the English Premier League (EPL) to give answers on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Holden claimed that the pressure “is helping”, as he added that concerns which have been raised to both the EPL and its chief executive Richard Masters have been “noted” and that “there are things moving along.”
He also spoke on the Everything is Black and White Podcast (via The Chronicle), where he claimed that the pressure being put on the EPL and its CEO is “definitely helping” and applauded other MPs from around the area for getting themselves involved.
Holden also talked about how the takeover could help around the local community, adding that “we all want to see the city succeed”.
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Indeed, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group have made their intent clear that “the fight must go on” with regards to trying to get their prospective £300m deal with Mike Ashley over the line, but they are relying on more clarity and cooperation from the EPL in trying to get it done.
Writer and avid fan of the Tyneside club Steve Wraith has also stated recently that the supporters must help in continuing to put political pressure on the league to give answers as to why the bid ultimately collapsed.
However, unless the Premier League or Masters himself comes out and gives their full cooperation to the takeover, then it looks like it may remain buried in the water for now.
Still, Holden claims that “there are things moving along” with regards to receiving more clarity from the EPL and its chief executive, which may help in further progressing the deal.
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