The chief executive of the Premier League Richard Masters has been contacted multiple times through recent letters urging him to approve of the proposed takeover of Newcastle United.
One of these letters was written by the UK Labour MP Ian Mearns (via Steve Wraith), to which he got a reply from Masters basically outlining that he hopes that a resolution on the matter can be made soon but for now the process needs to remain confidential and ongoing while they conduct the Owners’ and Directors’ Test (ODT).
Thanks to my local @UKLabour MP and friend @IanMearnsMP for writing to Richard Masters at @premierleague and getting a reply and allowing me to put it online. A complete non-reply which i presume is similar to the reply @nufctrust will have recieved. #ApproveTheTakeover pic.twitter.com/1EO71XqcIg
— steve wraith (@stevewraith) July 28, 2020
A second letter has been written by Kate Osborne MP, who is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Jarrow, which is in the North East of England.
In her letter (via The Chronicle), she cites what a number of constituents have told her as the length of time it has taken up until now has put stress on several members of the Toon Army and so she argues that a timescale needs to be given to help relieve them of this.
Will the Newcastle takeover be approved this week?
Indeed, the whole saga has been going on for four months now and it seems as if the top flight and Masters himself are not any closer to making their final decision.
With the 2019/20 season now over and the summer transfer window opening, coupled up with the new campaign only being a few weeks away, perhaps it would be wise for Masters to give some sort of time frame now so that everyone involved with the Tyneside club can move forward.
However, until the official announcement is made, there remains uncertainty at St. James’ Park.
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