According to Dubai-based presenter Peter Redding, the Bin Zayed Group have been left ‘amazed’ by the amount of support from Newcastle fans.
Redding – a Sports journalist at Dubai-based station ‘Capital Radio’ – claims to have been in regular contact with the group over the past few weeks and believes a new statement will be released this week.
Here’s what he shared on Twitter earlier today:
This comes after he said the following on Monday, claiming that a statement would be on its way in the ‘next few days’ after speaking to someone from the Bin Zayed Group:
I can’t lie, I struggle to see a takeover going through when the club have now binned off their two biggest assets (Benitez and Perez), but I do wonder if the talks have dragged because the price being paid has been re-negotiated following Rafa’s exit and Perez’s seemingly imminent sale?
I’m clutching at straws here and am living in hope, with so much of the news emerging from the club over the past week being soul destroying to put it mildly.
Let’s hope (and pray) that this statement shares some good news – although I can’t help but fear it may be to announce that they were unable to complete a deal in the timeframe mentioned in their initial two statements.