Well it’s been an interesting day so far regarding the takeover.
Interviews by Bruce talking as if it’s done, cryptic tweets from credible (and some not so credible) sources, Saudi Arabian TV saying it’s done, a tweet saying the same from someone who is apparently the Saudi Crown Prince’s brother, and a frankly insulting article from The Guardian’s Jonathon Liew basically tarring an entire city and fan base with one brush.
It’s become exhausting to be honest.
As usual, when there is a wiff of news that Ashely is finally leaving, George Caulkin’s Twitter goes mental. Not only is he the most reliable journalist, he is also close to Amanda Staveley.
He does well to reply to most, but after initially telling everyone that it might be a little too early for cans, he then got very cryptic, suggesting that a deal is not ‘officially’ done, but is
Have a look below, with this being Caulkin’s response when someone said he’d denied talk of Premier League approval:
That word “officially” seems to be the interesting one. They haven’t been told ‘officially’, but his previous comments suggest it really is a matter of when, not if.
See these below, with him stating he’s “sure” the deal will be given the green light – stating it “will” happen in time, we just need to be patient given the complexity of this takeover: