A journalist for the Daily Mirror has made a rather big claim about the proposed takeover of Newcastle United, saying that ‘my guess is that it will go through. Soon.’
However, he also voice his frustrations at the delays that have come with the whole saga, and has urged both the Premier League and its chief executive Richard Masters so make their final decision soon.
As per the Mirror, the CEO of the top flight was put forward questions by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCSM) earlier on in the week as to whether he had any updates on the prospective £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley’s Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) led group.
However, Masters did not really offer any more clarity on the situation, leaving members of the Toon faithful to wait just that little bit longer before they know what exactly is going on higher up in the Tyneside club.
Indeed, the buying side are also still waiting for the result of the Owners’ and Directors’ Test (ODT) set out by England’s highest division, which will determine as to whether the consortium are deemed both fit and proper to take over the Magpies.
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The would-be owners looking to move in alongside Staveley are KSA crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) and his country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) and the billionaire Reuben brothers, who are based in London but are originally from India.
Still, it is anyone’s guess as to when an official announcement will be made by the league, leaving NUFC supporters twitching their thumbs. However, hearing from a reputable national newspaper journalist that they believe it will go through will surely encourage plenty of the Toon faithful.
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