Craig Hope has dropped a big revelation on the potential new owners amid the ongoing Newcastle United takeover saga.
Writing in his latest piece for the Daily Mail, the football journalist has revealed that the St. James’ Park faithful’s proposed new owners ‘do not wish to keep’ any of the staff working at their retail store, with Mike Ashley closing it down and making all of the staff redundant.
Is the KSA takeover of Newcastle over?
Hope has also claimed that the developments around the club store is a move that insiders say ‘points towards a development’ in the proposed deal between Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group.
It is understood that the change is one of the conditions of the bid, and there is a mention of incoming owners in a letter that has since been sent to staff with regards to the situation.
Newcastle takeover sign?
There would not be any talk of the potential new owners and what they want to do with the Magpies if there was not still a chance that they could take over.
Thus, it is an encouraging sign that the takeover could still go through for the Toon, even if it is followed by the sad news of redundancies being made.
Nonetheless, the saga does not seem to be dead in the water just yet, with a pending arbitration case between NUFC and the Premier League to come.
It could also mean the end of Steve Bruce’s time at the club, something which is sure to be music to fans’ ears, as one pundit claimed this week that the new owners want the former Aston Villa boss out on arrival.
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