Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solkehol believes a Saudi-backed takeover of Newcastle United would transform our club into the next PSG or Man City in the space of just a ‘few years’ now financial fair play has been all but abolished.
He also admits that Qatari-owned PSG and Man City are ‘backed by states’, leading Pete Graves to question why a Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United has been blocked for that very reason!
French powerhouse PSG made all the headlines this week as they completed a move for Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, with his former club Barcelona in a financial mess.
Solkehol also claims that traditional European giants like Barca, Real Madrid and Juventus are struggling to keep up with clubs that are effectively run by oil-rich, Middle-Eastern owners.
His colleague Pete Graves – a Newcastle fan – was right to chip in at the end, highlighting Toon supporters’ frustrations about the Saudi deal not being allowed to go ahead when other clubs have had their fortunes changed drastically in the past.
Interesting that Solkehol had no response when Graves questioning why our takeover was denied if other clubs can be backed by states!
The legal case between Newcastle United and the Premier League regarding our takeover has been adjourned until “early 2022”, almost two years after a fee was agreed between the two parties.
The painful wait goes on, with these comments all the more frustrating when we’re currently the only EPL club yet to make a single signing so far this summer!