Plenty of Newcastle United fans have reacted to a report from journalist Martin Samuel for the Daily Mail who claims that alarm bells are ringing over the potential takeover deal.
The writer warns that whilst emotions may be running high on Tyneside at the moment, there is still time for the takeover to shape up differently.
He added a list of factors that may make members of the Toon faithful feel more pessimistic rather than optimistic over the deal, including delays, convoluted structures, the partners, brokers and haggling over the price, which he claims is slightly strange.
Samuel also notes the reported difference in the buying price, which is supposedly holding the deal back, and the lack of comment from Mike Ashley on what is going on at his club.
As per the article, NUFC’s owner is apparently not particularly fond of Amanda Staveley, the businesswoman fronting the bid.
Samuel highlights other reasons why he thinks of the deal to be unusual, and by playing devil’s advocate, it seems as if he has cast doubts in some supporter’s minds.
These Magpies reacted to the report, and it looks as if it has caused a stir on Twitter:
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) April 17, 2020
I thought it was to good to be true
— MSW (@Toonattics) April 17, 2020
Was going to ask same thing. It’s funny, you read loads of positives going from one story to the next then, you read one bad opinion and that’s the one you remember most 🙁
— James Whitmore (@JLAW_BROSKI) April 17, 2020
If this takeover doesn’t go through god help him this time!!!
— PAUL (@paulnortheast0) April 17, 2020
Here we go
— Gra-ham, eggs n chips (@EnryNo2) April 17, 2020
DONT BUY SEASON TICKETS YET!!
— Jaytee aka John Taylor (@jayteeto69) April 17, 2020
It’s happening again isn’t it…
— Mark Doyle (@Doyler88kek) April 17, 2020
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