A journalist for The Northern Echo has pleaded to the Premier League to act fast on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United by claiming that it is ‘no longer an excuse not to act’ as the English top flight have been relatively silent on the prospective deal until now.
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As per the writer, the patience of some members of the Toon faithful have been stretched to the limit as the £300 million agreement between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley’s Saudi Arabian-led group has seen delay after a delay over the last few weeks that the saga has dragged on for.
He even goes as far to say that it is a ‘farce’ as the release of the owner’s and director’s tests (OTD) set out by England’s highest division was 12 weeks ago now and it is still unclear as to whether the would-be owners would pass the checks.
The journalist also claims that the league are ‘terrified of making a decision’, as they have to carefully consider all of the factors that have been thrown at them with regards to piracy and human rights issues in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), to which their crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) and his Public Investment Fund (PIF) are heading the bid.
The Premier League have arguably been preoccupied with the restart of the top flight following the games between Aston Villa and Sheffield United and Manchester City versus Arsenal, but the writer argues that it is time to make a decision on the takeover now.
However, NUFC supporters will be made to wait just that little bit longer until this decision is made whilst the league concentrates on making the season run smoothly until the end.
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