Former Newcastle striker Les Ferdinand has been asked his thoughts on the takeover, and his answers could be providing more positive news.
Ferdinand is currently the Director of Football at his former club QPR, where he works alongside someone widely expected to be on the Newcastle board if and when the Staveley/PIF/Reuben brothers consortium eventually take the keys to St James Park off Mike Ashley.
This is Jamie Reuben, the son of David Reuben, who will own a 10% stake in the club along with brother Simon, and he currently sits on the board at QPR.
When asked about what the takeover over would mean for Newcastle, Ferdinand said:
“Hopefully, they can turn them (NUFC) round to title contenders…
“Rather than be one of the teams struggling near the bottom of the table.”
Now we’re all reading too much into comments, but Ferdinand’s language here is very positive. No “ifs” and lots of “when’s” and he would be ideally replaced to know working alongside Jamie Reuben.
There is also the matter of the cryptic tweet by the QPR chairman, which seemed to wish Jamie good luck in a new venture then was quickly deleted.
It’s looking good folks!