A senior source at Saudi Media City (via Ben Jacobs) has made a big claim with regards to the proposed takeover at Newcastle United.
The source claimed in an interview with the sports journalist that the Tyneside club has “been purchased” by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) Public Investment Fund (PIF).
However, Jacobs did warn that nothing has been finalised or approved as of yet, but Saudi sources seem to be continuing to talk up the prospective £300m deal between Mike Ashley and the KSA group.
The source also claimed that “the best La Liga players will be bought, led by Messi” – not necessarily meaning that Lionel Messi is on their list of transfer targets but rather that they would like to attract the best players in the world.
Indeed these are rather big claims but are nothing more than noises until the bid is approved by the Premier League, although it may be encouraging for some members of the Toon Army that there is continued confidence in the Middle East.
Fans at St. James’ Park have had to be very patient with the whole saga up until now as it seems to have stagnated in recent weeks with a lack of progression, but this could well be a breakthrough if the source is to be believed.
Will the Premier League approve the takeover of Newcastle?
Nevertheless, everything is all speculation up until a final decision is ultimately made by the Premier League followed by an official announcement. Until that day comes, Newcastle supporters will be twitching their thumbs until there is more clarity from England’s highest division.
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