Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has shed some light on the proposed takeover of Newcastle United.
“I don’t like the notion that every single time football fans don’t like something, they should have the Premier League or the EFL come out and give a statement about it.
“But, in this instance, given the fact that it is a public domain business, then perhaps the Premier League that court and wax lyrical about the meaningfulness of fans should come out and say exactly what their reasons are.”
Indeed, Jordan believes that the top flight and its CEO Richard Masters should come out and give an explanation as to why their final decision as to whether to approve the prospective £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group was taking so long to make.
As a result, the Saudi-led consortium decided to withdraw their own bid as they grew increasingly frustrated with just how long it was taking England’s highest division and its CEO.
With the new 2020/21 season just around the corner, coupled up with the fact that the summer transfer window has officially opened, perhaps this decision is understandable.
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However, the would-be owners have made their intent clear recently that they alongside the members of the Toon Army need to keep fighting to get the takeover back on.
Even the Prime Minister himself Boris Johnson has put the pressure on the EPL by urging them to give clarity on their whole takeover process.
There have also been thousands of letters sent to local MPs by fans of the Magpies encouraging them to seek more clarity from the Premier League, as well as an online petition set up by NUFC supporters to independently investigate into the takeover process of the top flight, which already has over 108,000 signatures so far.
Indeed, the pressure is mounting, and it seems as if Jordan has joined those wanting England’s highest division to give clarity on the situation.
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