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Newcastle United: Lee Ryder drops claim on potential takeover as Rafa Benitez news emerges

Newcastle United: Lee Ryder drops claim on potential takeover as Rafa Benitez news emerges -Newcastle United News

Lee Ryder has dropped a promising claim on the potential takeover of Newcastle United as big news emerged on Rafa Benitez.

The Lowdown: Benitez to Everton?

As per football presenter Jim White, Benitez is on the brink of becoming the new manager at Everton after discussions, after the departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid.

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According to journalist Liam Kennedy, who has been following the takeover saga closely, the former Magpies boss was wanted by the potential owners-in waiting to return to St. James’ Park, as he helped bring them to the table in the first place.

The Latest: Ryder on Benitez

Writing in his latest piece for The Chronicle, North East journalist Ryder has confirmed that Benitez’s potential return to Tyneside was not a stipulation of the takeover deal, meaning that him joining the Toffees will not affect any potential new ownership.

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With the arbitration case against the Premier League, this is certainly promising news, as there is still a chance that the bid can be revived if that case goes the way of the Magpies.

The Verdict: Arbitration focus

Given that the potential appointment of Benitez for the Blues will not have any affect on new ownership at St. James’ Park, the sole focus will now be on arbitration.

If the Toon are able to win their case, then the potential takeover could certainly be pushed one step closer to completion – just not with Rafa at the helm.

However, they would still need the top flight to cooperate with them fully, and any deal may be complicated by NUFC’s other focus on the summer transfer window and preparation for the new 2021/22 season.

In other news, find out why the Premier League have been slammed amid the takeover saga here!


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