Late last night, a big story from The Mirror emerged claiming US tycoon Henry Mauriss now has a £350m bid on the table for Newcastle United.
Since then, The Telegraph’s Jason Burt has commented on their ‘exclusive’ and the Saudi deal currently being checked over by the Premier League – and his ‘update’ seems worth listening to given he was the man to break news of their £300m agreement with Newcastle United before anyone else at the end of March.
Here’s what he’s had to say, insisting that the Staveley-led consortium is the ‘credible bid’ that’s close to completion, saying they’re due to find out “in the next few days” if they’ve gained Premier League approval to seal a £300m takeover:
The Mirror’s piece admitted that a Saudi deal was ‘on the brink’ – meaning Mauriss’ could all be in vain should they be given the green light – however it seems quite telling that Burt throws shade on these last-ditch ‘exclusives’, suggesting it may be too little too late now a Stavelely-led buyout seems so advanced and all set to happen according to most credible journalists.
Burt then commented on the managerial situation ahead of the Saudis potential arrival:
There’s been a lot of talk about potential appointments, but we should probably just cross that bridge when we come to it – and it may be arriving soon if the Premier League’s verdict is set to arrive “in the next few days”.
Fingers crossed folks!