Many Newcastle United fans are discussing a claim about the prospective takeover in the North East as ChronicleLive have reported that the Tyneside club’s future is now firmly in the hands of Richard Masters, the Premier League’s chief executive.
Will the Premier League approve the takeover?
As reported by the outlet, in recent weeks the top flight’s owner’s and director’s test has reached the final stages, and that is where it has stayed after eight weeks of processing.
Masters has offered little in terms of reassurance where Amanda Staveley, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the Reuben brothers’ proposal to take the Magpies off of Mike Ashley’s hands is concerned.
The decision that he has to make is whether the bidding group have any links to pirate television station beoutQ in Saudi Arabia, arguably one of if not the biggest of his career so far as chief executive of England’s highest division.
These members of the Toon faithful reacted to the claim on Twitter, with some rather mixed responses. Whilst some were confident, others were a little more on edge, perhaps understandably so given they have been waiting since March for the takeover to go through.
A good friend of Richard Keys from their time at Coventry city.
— NUFCTOON (@NUFCTOON1892) June 4, 2020
Totally these aren't yes or no conversations. More we need these final conditions to be satisfied and then we're good to go. People show enjoy the silence that's positive IMHO.
— Jonathan esland (@jonathanesland) June 4, 2020
Yep. I’m still confident. I think the PL want to show/prove they’ve covered everything conclusively even if they already know it’s passed. 🤞
— GreatDaneMish #6 (@TheShieldsOne) June 4, 2020
If this was Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool or spurs it would have been done weeks ago
— Terry Holland (@teltezza) June 4, 2020
He needs to get a move on
— Andy Husband (@andy_husband1) June 4, 2020
Not looking good if I’m honest, i’m not confident anymore 🙁
— Eski Boi (@Eski_Boi_) June 4, 2020
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