The Daily Mirror journalist was speaking on the Everything is Black and White podcast where various journalists each gave their thoughts on the proposed deal between Mike Ashley and the Saudi-led consortium.
When asked if the multi-million pound deposit means that the would-be owners are convinced that the bid will be approved, Bird replied (via ChronicleLive) with:
“It’s so far down the line, I don’t think the Premier League will block it,” amongst other comments.
Do you think the Premier League will block the bid?
Indeed, the buying side are still awaiting confirmation from the top flight as to whether they have fully passed the owner’s and director’s tests which would move the takeover a few steps closer to being completed.
However, whilst England’s highest division or the Tyneside club themselves are yet to make this official announcement, the deal still remains very much up in the air at this current moment in time.
These Magpies reacted to Bird’s claim, with some mixed responses. Some were excited at the claim, naturally, as it could mean a deal is closer to taking place. However, others weren’t as happy, indicating that they just want the takeover to be confirmed – perhaps a little anxious due to the fact that it has now dragged on for so long.
It's so far down the line,it might hit the buffers.
— MSW (@Littlewaister1) May 27, 2020
Thinking is no use to us. Action is all that matters.
— thereal andrew young (@temperamentalan) May 27, 2020
— Simon Hardy (@simonhardy07) May 27, 2020
— Shane Kearley (@srkearley) May 27, 2020
the PL would do well to announce it , NEWCASTLE have some players soon to be out of contract, they the new buyers need to no, we the fans want to no, stop these guessing meddling journos get this sorted.
— michael shaw (@thunderchild127) May 27, 2020
They go back and forth every day just to keep everyone wound up and consuming their content
— jgc (@_jackson_graham) May 27, 2020
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