“I’ve checked in with people around the deal. The people I’ve checked with are still confident they are going to get the breakthrough.”
Indeed, this is a relatively bold statement to make as Ryder gives insight into his connections within the bid, claiming that they are still confident that the proposed takeover of the Tyneside club will eventually go through.
However, there have been perhaps major stumbling blocks in recent days with regards as to whether the Premier League will actually approve of the deal.
The Guardian have recently reported that the bid is in serious doubt after the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that the pirate television channel beoutQ is Saudi, which includes a streaming service that offers illegal access to sporting events, including the broadcast of games from the top flight.
Do you think the WTO's findings will scupper the takeover?
If England’s highest division deem this to be a breach of their owner’s and director’s tests, then the Saudi-led consortium may not see their bid approved after all.
Perhaps this has rubbed off on some Magpies, as these members of the Toon faithful reacted rather negatively to Ryder’s apparent positive claim:
Well now I'm really worried 😕
— Marc Jobling (@MarcJobling) May 27, 2020
Famous last words until next week…..
— garry pattinson (@GMuscles) May 27, 2020
This tweet did not sound at all confident
— John Muir (@scotchmadman) May 27, 2020
Getting a bit old now…. 😒
— Daniel Smith (@DanielSmithDS3) May 27, 2020
Am sick of it now pass it or fail it put our minds at rest
— Lee (@tinytoonster) May 27, 2020
Think I’ve heard that countless times along with others things
— JTNUFC (@JTNUFC20) May 27, 2020
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