Date: 30th June 2020 at 1:12pm
Written by: Shaun Williamson

The Times’ chief football writer Henry Winter is the latest name to chime in with a claim over Newcastle United’s takeover saga.

He took to Twitter earlier this afternoon and suggested that the situation is all about money rather than human rights following Premier League CEO Richard Masters’ appearance in the virtual House of Commons.

Masters was quizzed about the takeover by John Nicolson MP.

Here’s what Winter said in response…

The process moving into July would signal this entire process passing the three-month mark and the Magpies faithful at St James’ Park are none the wiser on if the deal will actually happen anytime soon.

Mike Ashley has agreed to sell the club to a Saudi Arabian consortium but it’s thought that issues of piracy in the country have been a major stumbling block, even despite recent suggestions of a clampdown in the Middle Eastern state.

Even after Masters’ comments, it still very much remains to be seen when this will all get some sort of official confirmation – we need one, even if it’s negative news.

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