While the buzz over the prospective Newcastle United takeover has simmered down somewhat given the Saudi Arabian PIF group were reported to have walked away, The Athletic‘s Chris Waugh has provided an interesting update.
Writing in his mailbag, Waugh has revealed that those close to the potential deal hope the situation will not drag on too much longer amid suggestions current owner Mike Ashley is exploring legal action against the Premier League in regards to the collapse.
Though the constant stream of takeover talk over the last few years has been grating for supporters, a resolution either way soon will at least provide some much-needed clarity. Right now, the Magpies are in a state of limbo given their current owner clearly wants to sell and a deal was agreed, only to be met with silence from the Premier League before PIF’s dramatic departure in July.
Frankly, it cannot be healthy for anyone involved. Where are Newcastle supposed to go right now? What are they supposed to be? Until we know who’s going to be in charge, answering those questions seems impossible.
What would you do with Miguel Almiron?
With Miguel Almiron’s agent recently revealing big clubs at home and abroad were keen on him and Allan Saint-Maximin saying he wanted the club to match his ambition of playing in Europe, it’s vital Newcastle know what’s happening at the top of the club.
The sooner a resolution comes, the better.