A journalist has dropped a big claim on the European Super League (ESL) and the Newcastle United takeover consortium.
Writing in his latest piece for the Daily Mail, Martin Samuel has claimed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group would ‘almost certainly not’ want to form a Super League. He added that they are ‘trying to be liked, not reviled’, suggesting that they would be a good fit for St James’ Park if their proposed deal with Mike Ashley were to go through.
Is the KSA takeover of Newcastle over?
The ESL was heavily condemned by a lot of people involved in English football, exemplified by the mass protest outside Stamford Bridge before Chelsea’s 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion earlier on in the week, who saw it as nothing more than a money-grabbing scheme from the owners of the so-called ‘big six’.
Although the Saudis would bring a lot of wealth to the northeast, Samuel believes that they would not have the same intentions as the other owners.
Newcastle fans would surely condemn ESL participation
If the potential takeover were to happen, then the Magpies would likely benefit from an embarrassment of riches which could see them shoot right up the table in the Premier League.
However, the more successful the club becomes, and the more money that they have, the more likely that they would be invited into a future Super League should it ever be created.
Nonetheless, given the protests in English football, it is likely that many members of the Toon Army would condemn this once more.
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