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…
Tomlinson Donny deal failure to do with crowd-funding problems + EFL, not PL, issue. Wrong direction by this MP. Real direction is Masters’ few comments today signal #NUFC takeover deal all about TV rights, not human rights. Money talks loudest with Premier League. As usual. https://t.co/QuaffgVzYk
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) June 30, 2020
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.