Newcastle United’s takeover looks to be rumbling on.
The silence from all parties concerned has been deafening, as once again the only ones that are suffering from all of this are the Magpies’ fans themselves, with no indication of things getting any better.
Speaking to Parliament on Tuesday, Richard Masters, the chief executive of the Premier League, once again refused to comment on the £300m takeover of the club by the Saudi-based Public Investment Fund (PIF).
The Chronicle Live’s Mark Douglas, who has been following the takeover very closely, had the following to say on Twitter about his remarks.
Think this morning just illustrates how messy this whole #NUFCTakeover has become. Being discussed at WTO in Geneva yesterday, in Parliament (via Zoom) today.
The idea it was going to get passed quickly – mooted at first by sources – has turned out to be unrealistic.
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) June 30, 2020
Douglas could not be more right on this. How has the situation got to the stage where it has now started to affect the club as a whole?
We are sure that an investigation will be carried out into what took so long for the deal to get across the line, that’s if it even goes through.
Do you think the takeover will be announced this week?
If not, there will be a monumental uproar in the North East. There are no two ways about it. Masters and the Premier League need to start being more transparent towards the fans, that his organisation is constantly telling us that the game of football is for.