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Newcastle United: Takeover claim dropped on results

Newcastle United: Takeover claim dropped on results - Newcastle United

The Shields Gazette’s Liam Kennedy has issued a claim about some of the key figures involved with the Saudi-backed Newcastle United takeover, relating to the North East club’s recent league results. 

In a recent article published for The Shields Gazette, Kennedy has claimed that some of the figures involved with the Toon takeover ‘must be getting a little hot under the collar,’ with people who have ‘a lot of money at stake’ keeping a close eye on the club’s results as their Premier League survival is paramount this term, with a potentially positive conclusion to the Saudi-backed Toon takeover bid said to be slowly moving closer as we approach the turn of the year. 

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Failing to hit targets

Newcastle played each of the three newly-promoted sides in their last three Premier League games and took a total of four points from those fixtures. 

Per Kennedy, ‘club insiders’ had set a target of seven points from those three games and now that Steve Bruce’s men failed to achieve that goal, heading into what Kennedy has described as potentially Newcastle’s ‘toughest sequence of games’ for the 2020/21 campaign, he has suggested that those with money on the line concerning the Toon takeover will be starting to get concerned, which may not be a good sign for Bruce and his job security. 

Why would a dip in form for Newcastle United prove concerning for these takeover figures? 

Per The Athletic, the Saudi-backed Newcastle takeover was said to be worth £305m and it’s been claimed in the past that the value of Championship clubs is realistically 60-70% lower than the value of Premier League clubs, so with that in mind, it may be understandable why, with these takeover talks still ongoing, club insiders would be very keen to see the Toon avoid relegation this term. 

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As a result, should Newcastle’s form dip further over the next few games, perhaps even more doubt will be cast over Bruce’s future at St. James’ Park. 

In other news, an explanation has been provided as to why Federico Fernandez was subbed off by Newcastle against Fulham at the weekend.


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