Pete Graves has made a fresh claim on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United as he voiced his frustration on his official Twitter page following the news that the Premier League have confirmed the official start and end dates for the upcoming 2020/21 season.
As per a tweet from the official Twitter page of the top flight, shareholders of England’s highest division have agreed to start the new term on the 12th September, with the final set of fixtures for the campaign set to be played on the 23rd May, as the league will also consult the Football Association (FA) and the English Football League (EFL) with regards to scheduling domestic competitions.
Will the Newcastle takeover go through?
Graves reacted to this post by claiming that the news has put the “club in limbo”, as there are just seven weeks until the new season starts and with the transfer window opening soon too, there is a growing uncertainty at St. James’ Park as to what the next steps are going forward.
Steve Bruce (once again!) calling for "clarity" on #nufctakeover. 4 months ago the tests began. 3 weeks ago claims it was "close". 2 days till season ends. 3 days till transfer window opens. 7 weeks till next season starts! Club in limbo. Fans in the dark. Time for answers. #nufc
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesTV) July 24, 2020
Indeed, there are question marks as to how the Tyneside club approach the transfer market given that they are likely to have a lot more funds available if the prospective £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group is given the green light.
However, until their bid is given the go ahead by the Premier League, then they will surely have to approach the market with caution.
These are uncertain times in the North East at the moment, and surely a final decision needs to be made sooner rather than later.
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