George Caulkin reveals what Saudis were told by the Premier League in update on takeover timescale

With him one of the most credible North-East reporters and the man who saw proof of Amanda Staveley’s previous attempts to buy the club, it’s fair to say George Caulkin has an inbox full of questions from anxious NUFC fans.

Today, he’s been asked for updates about the ‘Fit and Proper Owners test’ the Saudi-backed consortium are currently being put through, with this believed to be the only thing standing in the way of their £300m deal to end Mike Ashley’s miserable 13-year stint at St James’ Park.

When asked for an update on the current state of play, George Caulkin revealed that the directors tests began straight after the official exchanges and documents were submitted to the Premier League ‘around April 9th’, which will be two weeks ago this Wednesday.

As you can see above (and below), he states that the Saudis were told it would take ‘up to FOUR weeks’ for the tests to be completed.

With all of that in mind, my maths tells me we should know whether or not they’ve been given the Premier League ‘green light’ by the 7th or 8th May – although George has stressed it could be sooner:

Although we’re facing an anxious wait, with some finding it unbearable despite widespread claims that there’ll be no hiccups, it seems we all need to “chill oooot” as George says and remain patient.

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10 thoughts on “George Caulkin reveals what Saudis were told by the Premier League in update on takeover timescale

  1. yet there is no definitive proof that documents have been signed, exchanged or sent to the premier league?

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  2. It seems that something else is at play here all parties would have known that the companies house transaction would become public knowledge, and blow the story up over the media, why wasn’t this kept under wraps until everything was sorted? Fans hopes are sky high and it just doesn’t fit with me after everything that has gone on before.

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  3. When you read the Mag on the web site all there go.on about Rafa this Rafa that, most fans don’t want Rafa back most boring football we have seen for years, of course the Mag followers
    Don’t go to the games there just call the true fans who do rather keep Steve Bruce, of course when we start doing well again these lot will jump on the band wagon.

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  4. There is NO takeover just Ashleys way of diverting attention from his disgusting goings on about not closeing his naff shops during this virus the man is a PARASITE .

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  5. fj1200xxx:
    There is NO takeover just Ashleys way of diverting attention from his disgusting goings on about not closeing his naff shops during this virus the man is a PARASITE.

    If it turns out there IS a takeover, do you promise never to comment online evre again?

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  6. Rob Brown: If it turns out there IS a takeover, do you promise never to comment online evre again?

    No why would I it is my opinion been kicked down way to many times by that piece of **** I am convinced he gets pleasure from it.. But believe me Rob I am hopeing beyond hope that I am proved wrong and the Fat man eventually dissapears and by the way if it all falls through do you promise never to post online again…

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