Plenty of Newcastle United fans have been flocking to a takeover update from Paul Smith after he shared perhaps crucial news to do with the Premier League.
As per the journalist, the Premier League are apparently very close to signing off the deal for the Saudi-led consortium to buy the Tyneside club, despite the forensic investigation into allegations of piracy links within the country. However, England’s highest division have apparently failed to find sufficient evidence to support blocking the £300 million sale from current owner Mike Ashley.
He added that the Premier League are dragging their heels and prolonging the process so that they can investigate the group deeply enough to not get accused of not doing their job properly.
Nevertheless, it is Smith’s understanding that Premier League have found nothing significant to block the bid from the consortium, which has been led by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS).
Can you see the top flight blocking the takeover?
These members of the Toon faithful flocked to the update on Twitter:
The @premierleague are dragging their heels and prolonging the process so as not to be accused of not investigating the consortium thoroughly enough following certain allegations made against them. My understanding is they have found nothing significant to block it #nufctakover
— Paul Smith (@Smudge1962) May 15, 2020
Announcement next week then?possibly
— MSW (@Toonattics) May 15, 2020
What you say makes sense to me.
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) May 15, 2020
Don’t know who you are but to get involved, risk your reputation and post a tweet must mean your not a time waster. I raise a glass to you 🍺
— Paul Daglish (@daglish_paul) May 15, 2020
It’s the quiet ones who are normally bang on
— Parker (@NCP2102) May 15, 2020
Yes Paul! Fingers crossed! #cans
— Showusyourpunts (@showusyourpunts) May 15, 2020
I don’t know who you are Paul but I trust you 100%
— Jon Howlett (@JHow989) May 15, 2020
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