Peter is a exiled Geordie working for Capital Radio UAE – an english language station based in Dubai, and, as he’s shared on Twitter, he took it upon himself to call the office of Midhat Kidwai – the managing director of the Bin Zayed Group.
The ‘no comment’ response isn’t out of the ordinary given they’ve already set their stall out in previous statements, however their silence over the past few weeks has been noticeable, suggesting a potential new approach to keep the deal slightly more private – something Mike Ashley may well prefer.
Here’s what Redding shared when contacting the Kidwai’s office yesterday:
“I dont like to post without hearing first hand info from BZG. Spoken with the office of Midhat Kidwai this morning, and I was given a firm no comment,”
He continued: “When I pushed if it was on or off, no comment. As soon as there is an update there will be a statement.”
Also, Peter’s above tweet also suggests that any ‘updates’ on the proposed takeover will only come via an official statement.
Let’s keep everything crossed that their next one is confirmation that a deal is in the pipeline and all but done – and not them conceding it’s the third takeover ‘bid’ in a row to fall flat.
We live in hope – but time’s running out if they’re serious about keeping Benitez and making their mark this summer.