Date: 18th July 2020 at 9:00am
Written by: Shaun Williamson

Newcastle United’s prospective Saudi takeover was dealt a fresh twist earlier this week and it’s left many fans at St James’ Park furious.

According to Bloomberg, American business mogul Henry Mauriss is preparing a ‘charm offensive’ in the United Kingdom as he pushes ahead with a rival £350m offer to purchase the Magpies.

It’s also claimed that Mauriss is in discussions over hiring a public relations adviser and that he’s already met with divisive owner Mike Ashley.

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The news hasn’t gone down well with supporters with many claiming that is merely propaganda from Qatar, who have been frequently opposed to the deal throughout this process.

That geopolitical battle has gone as far as the Saudi’s banning beIN Sports from broadcasting in the country.

One supporter suggested that Mauriss was a “puppet” whilst another blasted him for being a “fraud” whilst there was even a comparison made to Sunderland owner Stewart Donald.

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