Lots of Newcastle United fans were fuming after news about the prospective takeover emerged from the Daily Star that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will turn their attention towards AS Roma or a club from La Liga if the deal in the northeast falls through.
As per the report, Roma have contacted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the man leading the bid at St. James’ Park, to discuss a possible takeover of the Italian club.
Their owner James Pallotta has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for his club and has been alerted to the fact the Premier League have yet to approve the takeover of the Magpies. However, sources in Italy claim that he still expects the Saudis to become majority shareholders at the Toon. They also insist that Pallotta is not trying to hijack the deal at the 11th hour, not that it would be possible.
Are you still confident that the bid will go through?
Nevertheless, these Newcastle supporters fumed on Twitter upon hearing the news:
That’s that then
— newcastle united football cans ⚫️⚪️⚫️ (@ash_moralee) May 14, 2020
Just stop winding us up man!
— Vache (@vachetm) May 14, 2020
Yep knew it there heads have been turned
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) May 14, 2020
Take it that its off otherwise wouldn’t say that
— Kyeron100 (@kyeron100) May 14, 2020
Sounds like there’s a potential failure coming………😭😭😭
— Hamal Shookup (@worhoose) May 14, 2020
When* it falls through. #NUFC
— Gregory Matthius (@TCMATT1) May 14, 2020
that would be the worst thing, seeing another club do what we could of🤦🏼♂️
— Evan Milburn (@evan_milburn) May 14, 2020
We’ll we can say bye bye Saudi
— Craig Coates (@geordie39) May 15, 2020
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