After contacting the Bin Zayed Group and pushing for an update on the takeover front, UAE-based presenter Peter Redding has hit the nail on the head – It’s time for the two parties to start communicating!
Redding – a Sports presenter on Dubai station Capital Radio – has been in regular contact with the BZG over the past few weeks, and while he claims to have been told that a third statement is “incoming”, he believes both parties owe it to the fans to ‘finalise’ the matter one way or another:
This comes after it was claimed today from Ashley’s end that there’s been no bid, yet the BZG have told Redding this is “simply not true”. So, is someone lying? Considering the BZG have no real reason to lie (it would be shocking PR for them if they did) and Ashley is a proven liar, my conclusion doesn’t need a drumroll.
I can deal with claims and counter-claims on transfers, but a takeover deal of this magnitude which could end Ashley’s miserable 12 years on Tyneside, reinvigorate an entire club and reconnect its entire fanbase can’t be left so uncertain for so long.
It’s time we found out what is really going on, as, right now, I’m sure I join most Newcastle fans in saying I am absolutely sick of this latest takeover saga.
As we know with Rafa, it’s the hope that kills you – and this sensitive situation has dragged on for way too long now.
I’m holding onto slim hopes that it could be completed, however every day that goes on without an update not only decreases the chances of a sale but scuppers our hopes of appointing a capable Benitez replacement or making any new signings – something that’s desperately needed after Rafa, Rondon and Perez’s exits.
It’s time we actually got some proper communication from both parties. After all, the BZG have given us the odd update, but the only thing we’ve heard from our end is that Rafa’s leaving, our new kit will cost £65, season ticket prices are going up and Perez is off to Leicester. It’s been a complete and utter shambles on just about every level.
It feels like GroundHog Day, however this summer has been on another level. The lack of updates, the lack of positive news, no manager, no new signings, no hope.
Either tell us where the deal is at and give us peace of mind, or put us out of our misery!