The Saudi-backed takeover of NUFC is “hanging by a thread” after a breakdown in communication between the buying and selling side, according to new media outlet Newcastle World.
The same piece – written by former Gazette reporter Liam Kennedy – also claims that the latest delay, until ‘early 2022’, left the Saudis, Amanda Staveley and the Reuben brothers all ‘shocked.’
Fans found out that the legal process between NUFC and the Premier League would be adjourned until next year by an official club statement on July 19, with Newcastle World claiming the consortium found out at the same time as everybody else.
Amanda Staveley had been doing the media rounds in the week leading up to the announcement, appearing on ITV, Sky Sports and talkSPORT to discuss the ongoing takeover saga.
Mike Ashley leaving Staveley and other members of the buying side in the dark regarding the current state of the takeover is unlikely to go down well, with a breakdown in communication hardly ideal in getting the deal pushed over the line.