The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards wonders if the Premier League’s stance on a Saudi takeover may soften after being stabbed in the back by the ‘big six’.
This was a theory he posed to Jamie Reuben – who would be on the board at Newcastle United in the event of a takeover – after the European Super League collapsed on Tuesday night, with it reported that the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham requested that the Saudi-backed bid was blocked last year.
The son of the Reuben Brothers bidding for a 10% stake in NUFC hit out at the controversial ESL, taking a sigh of relief on social media when Chelsea pulled out.
This prompted an intriguing response from Edwards, which you can see in full below:
What happens next is anyone’s guess, but you’d hope the Premier League are MUCH more reluctant to protect the self-proclaimed top dogs against potential competitors – something an ambitious new Newcastle United could certainly be!
Edwards theory is one that would be welcomed on Tyneside, with many Toon fans wondering if the Super League saga could have a positive effect on our takeover hopes.
While that may be the case, the other side of the coin is whether the Premier League would be sceptical of adding another shark into the fish tank, who could end up making the “big six” a “big seven” in a few years time and become another problematic headache to deal with.