George Caulkin reveals stance of buying & selling side as £300m takeover awaits approval – “My confidence hasn’t wavered”

As the tedious takeover saga continues to drag on, it feels like there’s less and less people out there who can be trusted when it comes to any form of ‘update’ on the current state of play.

One man who’s remained silent over the past week if George Caulkin – arguably the region’s most trusted writer and the man who saw proof of Amanda Staveley’s bids during her previous attempt to buy the club.

Today, he’s been responding to fans on social media for the first time in a while.

He insists that his ‘confidence’ in a deal being completed remains the same – suggesting piracy issues have NOT plunged the deal into sudden doubt – also stating that the buyers (Staveley/Saudis/Reubens) remain adamant and that the selling side (Mike Ashley) also ‘expect it to happen’:

“My confidence hasn’t wavered but my confidence isn’t the point.

“The buyers have always been bullish, the sellers want their money & expect it to happen.

“Both sides have had positive tip offs & guidance. BUT, the decision still hasn’t come.

“So…we just have to wait.”

After admitting it’s ‘all a bit ridiculous’ that the deal remains with the Premier League, Caulking did stress that this delay may also come from the fact it has taken the Premier League a lot longer than they anticipated to finalise Project Restart:

So, it’s promising to hear that BOTH sides remain very confident this £300m deal will eventually go through, however the time it’s taking to receive approval really has turned what was initially an exciting process into an exhausting one.

I don’t care how long it takes providing the end result is good news, meaning no more Mike Ashley and the arrival of ambitious and wealthy new owners, although I’m not sure there’s many Newcastle fans out there who can take much more of this.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

4 thoughts on “George Caulkin reveals stance of buying & selling side as £300m takeover awaits approval – “My confidence hasn’t wavered”

  1. I really don’t understad the delay with the take over. Our Government have a £4.7 billion arms deal with Saudi. And for the last 50 years thousands upon thousands of UK people have been living and working in Saudi because it suits everbody financially. Now suddenly we have all become self righteous. Give me a break.


  2. Caulkin – most trusted writer: Don’t make me laugh, it was only three weeks ago he said it would be completed on the Friday. No such thing as a reliable journalist; they are all simply looking for a headline. Their elasticity with the facts is embarrassing……………………


  3. Hi George. I would like to bet if this was Liverpool. Manchester United Tottenham or Arsenal. It would have being all over in one week. And there could be two more things that could be holding it up if there waiting for the transfer market closing so we can’t spending big money on top players or being relegated and there Saudis may pull outhouse. TOONMAD


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