An ‘exclusive statement’ from the Reuben brothers has been shared on Sky Sports News in the last few moments – and it’s a pretty positive one regarding the potential resurrection of a Newcastle United takeover.
The Reuben brothers – who were set to buy a 10% share of the club had the Premier League passed the Saudi-backed bid – state that they would “welcome any resurrection of talks” and remain “totally supportive of the deal should there be a way forward”.
Heres’ the statement in full via Sky Sports News, which was released on their behalf by Martin Cruddace, CEO of the Reuben Brothers’ Arena Racing Company:
The key bit for me:
“We would welcome any resurrection of talks and progress with the Premier League and are aware the the Reuben Brothers remain totally supportive of the deal should there be a way forward.”
“We were planning on creating one of the premier sporting clubs in the UK, undertaking development work that is vital for the region and enjoying valuable synergies with the football club.
“We continue to hope that those exciting plans are not in vain..”
This now means that the Reuben brothers, Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley have ALL gone pubic regarding their willingness to get this deal back on track.
With 60,000 fans signing a petition in support of the deal and 97% in favour based on a recent survey ran by the NUST, it’s glaringly obvious how desperate all sides are to find a resolution to this bid.
After all, this is not just about a football club that’s been dragged through the dirt for 13 years, but more so about the huge amount of investment the region would miss out on should the Premier League refuse to budge.