Speaking to talkSPORT about the on-going takeover saga at Newcastle United, pundit Jim White had his say regarding the developments surrounding St. James’ Park – with Magpies fans hitting back at his positivity that the deal could indeed happen.
A report from the Guardian first hinted that a deal for the majority share of the club could be ‘90%’ complete, with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund, a consortium led by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, brokered by former prospective buyer Amanda Staveley, well underway in negotiations for its sale.
However, judging by previous failed takeover attempts in the past, most recently from Staveley and Sheikh Khaled, Newcastle supporters have a reason to be cautious when it comes to rumours of a takeover. Magpie supporters have long been yearning for controversial owner Mike Ashley to sell the club, with the Sports Direct magnate displaying stubbornness in the past when it comes to letting go.
As a result, these Magpies supporters feel that there isn’t much room to dream, even if White feels the deal is nearing completion if Ashley allows it over the line – here’s how Newcastle fans responded to the pundit’s feelings surrounding the development on Twitter.
How much did Ashley pay you to come up with this Jim?
— Matt Johnston (@mattjohnston07) January 28, 2020
@JimWhite stop pretending you know stuff when you actually have no idea
— Jack (@Jack__1955) January 28, 2020
“And Ashley goes along with it”
That’s the rub of the green and you can already see that Ashley is making the usual noises he always does just before announcing the deal is off.#nufcfakeover
— Xraystan (@Xraystan) January 28, 2020
That would take us to deadline day or as we could also call it end of transfer window 😂😂
— Shadders (@Shadders86) January 28, 2020
— Stuart Pearce (@stuart_pearce) January 28, 2020
Would love to believe this but it’s Ashley 🤷♂️
— Kev Chapman (@nufc85) January 28, 2020
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