Many Newcastle fans have been reacting on social media to a statement regarding the takeover.
He posted: “Following a meeting with Bin Zayed Group officials they would like to put on record the following information for NUFC fans:
‘Both parties have worked diligently in finalising a deal, none more so than ourselves. We have completed every aspect required in a takeover process.
‘Press claims of no bids or Premier League approval processes are simply untrue.
‘The current owners have cooperated amicably throughout this process and if a deal is not forthcoming it will not be due to lack of effort from both parties.”
Redding maintains the statement confirms there is a bid and the group wants the takeover to be completed. However, some Newcastle supporters do not believe it, and even think this statement means the deal is off, if there ever was one in the first place.
Many Magpies fans have voiced their views and many are now in the belief the ‘fakeover’ could have been a PR stunt all along.
The current owners have cooperated amicably throughout this process and if a deal is not forthcoming it will not be due to lack of effort from both parties”.
— Peter Redding-Capital Radio UAE (@dubai_geordie) July 8, 2019
This is the part which is a huge worry! Looks a complete PR stunt!
— ⚫️⚪️ (@Seery03) July 8, 2019
That’s that then
— Ben adams (@wastedjack) July 8, 2019
It’s off then
— bornsa81 (@kevburns1981) July 8, 2019
Game over! Well this has been fun
— Jonathan Crawford (@quadrophenic23) July 8, 2019
“if a deal is not forthcoming it will not be due to lack of effort from both parties”.
Doesn’t sound like are as confident as a few weeks ago. Disappointing #nufcfakeover
— Nick Hatton (@NICKrHatt) July 8, 2019
And that concludes this summers Fakeover please stand by for the next Fakeover coming up in Autumn
— Zin (@BadMag77) July 8, 2019
This is the beginning of the “let the fans down gently” phase. The “the deal is off” statement will come 3hrs before the transfer window shuts. Enjoy. #nufc
— Craaaaig (@craigwat11) July 8, 2019
#fakeovers off, sorry.
— Richard Patterson (@spaniels1980) July 8, 2019