Barry Hearn emerges as ‘key figure’ in latest takeover bid at Newcastle United – Report

PDC chairman and Matchroom Sport’s owner Barry Hearn has been a key influence in the rumoured Saudi-backed takeover of NUFC, according to the Daily Mail.

The newspaper is reporting that Hearn introduced Amanda Staveley to representatives of Prince Mohammed bin Salman in December, when Matchroom Boxing were in the country hosting Anthony Joshua’s anticipated heavyweight rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

It is believed that these talks resulted in Staveley acting as the deal-breaker in a £340million bid with the backing of the country’s sovereign wealth fund.

How much of these rumours are true is another thing – in the past 24 hours we’ve even had Kim Kardashian’s mate being reported as an advisor on the whole situation.

The next person to be linked with us is anyone’s guess. It throws me back to when Vince McMahon was linked with buying the club and sent Twitter into meltdown!

I personally remain extremely sceptical of this all happening at all, and don’t think Mike Ashley genuinely deep down in his heart of hearts has any intention of selling our club.

It’s hard to not get carried away at times given how rich this Saudi Prince is, but even our fanbase appears to have seen the humour over the past 24 hours, with one on social media asking for the odds on Del Boy and Rodney to make a last-ditch move for the club.

Best to make of this what you will.

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4 thoughts on “Barry Hearn emerges as ‘key figure’ in latest takeover bid at Newcastle United – Report

  1. I thought in January this consortium were meant to have been in talks for four months which would be October but hearn says he introduced staveley to the Saudis in December. Definitely not happening just hope other blogs and newspapers see this and stop writing/posting about it


  2. Surely it’s an offence to publish lies, how many people are fronting the takeover ? Saudis are worth billions and don’t need other entity’s doing the dirty work as they have there own employees.

    God forbid journalists stop raking up muck and lies.

    No takeover is happening, pathetic to say the least.

    Quit your job Olly.


  3. JFA127:
    Surely that should be deal broker, not deal-breaker?

    I was thinking the same. If it goes ahead she will be a broker, if not, a breaker.


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