Joint statement from Ashley, Staveley & Saudis coming soon as £300m takeover nears ‘end game’ – Report

A joint statement from all parties involved in a £300m takeover is expected to arrive soon, with The Chronicle confirming that a Saudi-backed buyout at St James’ Park is nearing completion.

Premier League checks are said to be all but done, with the transfer of funds set to follow, and Sky Sports have since reported that Mauricio Pochettino is the man Staveley & Co want at the helm ahead of their arrival.

However, no announcement has been made from either the Premier League, the buying or the selling side since the takeover became public, something that is expected to be made any time now.

The Chronicle state that the deal is awaiting the final ‘green light’ from all angles before a formal statement is released to the public – but approval is believed to be a case of ‘when’ not ‘if’, with George Caulkin hinting last night that they could get a thumbs up from PL chiefs today.

Here is a snippet from Mark Douglas’ latest piece on the takeover :

Newcastle United’s proposed takeover is moving close to the final stages.

Lee Ryder reports this morning that the group attempting to broker a deal with Mike Ashley is now expecting the Premier League checks to be completed and after the money is transferred, there could then be a joint statement by all parties to announce a new era at St James’ Park.

He reports that a source close to the group believes the deal is reaching “end game” – although Steve Bruce has been offered no guidance whatsoever from the club on what stage a deal is at.

The checks are at their “final stages” and a slew of international transfer stories have emerged, allowing Newcastle fans to get excited about the prospect of a new era.

Here’s a snippet from the original piece from Lee Ryder, revealing that all parties are expecting to release a joint statement soon:

Many fans have questioned who would announce the deal with a lengthy cast of characters involved in the takeover.

But it is understood that all parties are prepared to produce a joint statement which would then be pushed out at the same time.

Let’s pray there is some breakthrough in the next 24 hours, either from the Premier League or the club itself, with fans anxiously waiting to hear the big news we’ve been longing to hear for over a decade.

In the event that there isn’t anything announced over the next day, all roads point towards a Friday reveal – allowing us to have a full weekend of #CANS to celebrate!

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13 thoughts on “Joint statement from Ashley, Staveley & Saudis coming soon as £300m takeover nears ‘end game’ – Report

  1. The problem with Lee Ryder’s articles are that they are simply Lee Ryder’s opinions that then get taken up by other publications and reported as fact…

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  2. A bit like most that has been published about the Take over, getting boring now with the words ‘”Could” and “According to”.

    Believe it when I see it.

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  3. mactoon:
    The problem with Lee Ryder’s articles are that they are simply Lee Ryder’s opinions that then get taken up by other publications and reported as fact…

    Think it’s unfair to say it’s “just Lee Ryder’s opinion”..

    When he plays down rumours / transfer bids etc., it’s not just his hunch.

    He’s been in that role a long time and, whether you like him or not, he’ll have his sources who know much more than most.

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  4. Olly Hawkins: Think it’s unfair to say it’s “just Lee Ryder’s opinion”..

    When he plays down rumours / transfer bids etc., it’s not just his hunch.

    He’s been in that role a long time and, whether you like him or not, he’ll have his sources who know much more than most.

    When I say it’s his opinion that’s because one of the reporters has actually told me neither Ashley or anyone from the club answers any questions or requests for interviews so his Q&A articles around the club are not based on anything from the club, mainly just his opinion of what he thinks may happen.

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  5. I will for one never support this club again this club is now extinct to me letting these inhuman animals buy our club

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  6. what a typical load of bull as usual from Lee Ryder along with the rest of the nonsense sports journalists.
    WHAT’S THE HEADLINE GOING TO BE NEXT WEEK WITH THIS STRING ALONG SCENARIO.
    eg: THE DEAL FALLS THROUGH (but actually didn’t exist in the first place)

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  7. Anthony berry:
    I will for one never support this club again this club is now extinct to me letting these inhuman animals buy our club

    your not up to date with human rights in Suaudi

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  8. Why get involved in the politics, if it goes through we could at last win something, crowds will go through the roof, bring back King Kev for the first 2 years at least, bring back the entertainers, SHEER MAGIC 😎

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  9. How to try to make a story out of nothing.

    Lee Ryder REPORTS …… that the group …… is now EXPECTING …….. there COULD then be.

    All that’s missing is 2 maybes and a possible and you’ve got a full house.

    The whole story could have been compacted into “Lee Ryder tells us nothing new!”

    You may consider this blogging – we consider it ****e!

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