Liam Kennedy has dropped a claim on the European Super League (ESL) fiasco and its impact on the potential takeover of Newcastle United.
Writing in his latest piece for The Shields Gazette, the football journalist has claimed: “There are some, who are in the know, who believe this week’s events to have proven positive.”
Are the Premier League to blame for the Newcastle takeover collapse?
The ESL broke down within 48 hours of it being announced as those involved in English football gathered in their numbers in mass protest over Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur’s participation in the money-grabbing scheme.
The competition would have been closed to these specific clubs and so a team like the St. James’ Park faithful would have had a mere slim chance of qualifying for it.
It would have also increased the wealth gap in the Premier League too, and the proposed new owners would have been wanting to take over in the North East with the hope of bridging that gap to the elite clubs.
ESL collapse benefits potential Newcastle takeover
The collapse of the ESL certainly benefits the chances of the potential takeover of the Tyneside club, as the top flight’s Owners’ and Directors’ Test (ODT) is now likely to come under review given the greedy intentions of the owners of the so-called ‘big six’.
A positive result for the Magpies in their pending arbitration case against the division would surely draw the proposed deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) group a step closer, and thus keep takeover hopes alive among the Toon Army.
If that arbitration case goes to plan, the potential Toon buyers may be able to leverage the intentions of the ‘big six’ owners to claim they were unfairly treated in the first ODT.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience