This is very promising to hear – especially after the devastation caused by yesterday’s news – however it would be wise to treat these new claims with caution. Once bitten twice as shy.
That said, our only hope now is that new owners replace Mike Ashley, so any positive news on the takeover front feels absolutely essential right – and claims that the Premier League are now involved *could* be hugely significant.
Here’s what BBC reporter Saj Chowdhury has now had to say on the takeover front:
‘Once again regarding BZG’s proposed takeover of Newcastle, a source told me Benitez’s departure does not affect its position.
‘So, as it stands, following the last statement in May & according to BZG, the proposal and its suitability is still being assessed.
‘As far as I know the terms agreed by BZG and Ashely are being looked at by the Premier League, who are conducting a ‘fit and proper test’
Interestingly, Justin Allen – the Sun reporter who broke the initial BZG takeover story a month ago – is also claiming this morning that the takeover process at NUFC is ‘still in motion’.
Here’s what he’s had to say, with him stating that he isn’t able to report anything more – suggesting things may be going on in private behind the scenes?
Fingers crossed folks. I still have my doubts, but at a time where Rafa Benitez’s exit has left us with so little hope, a takeover feels more important than ever right now.