The Saudi-backed takeover has gone through and a host of short but brilliant statement have arrived from our new owners.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Amanda Staveley (PCP), Yasir Al-Rumayyan (PIF) – the new chairman of Newcastle United – and Jamie Reuben have all spoken out after finally getting the £300m deal over the line.
Staveley has insisted this is a ‘long-term investment’ and vows to match the fan’s ambitions – striving for success, consistency and a club that is ‘regularly competing’ for major honours and generating ‘pride across the globe.’
Al-Rumayyan and Jamie Reuben have also thanked fans for their loyal support over the past few years, with the latter looking forward to a ‘great future’ with Newcastle United – revealing their plans to create a ‘true community club.’
Here’s what all three have had to say (via NUFC.co.uk):
“This is a long-term investment. We are excited about the future prospects for Newcastle United.
“We intend to instill a united philosophy across the Club, establish a clear purpose, and help provide leadership that will allow Newcastle United to go on to big achievements over the long term.
“Our ambition is aligned with the fans – to create a consistently successful team that’s regularly competing for major trophies and generates pride across the globe.”
“We are extremely proud to become the new owners of Newcastle United, one of the most famous clubs in English football.
“We thank the Newcastle fans for their tremendously loyal support over the years and we are excited to work together with them.”
“We look forward to a great future for Newcastle United. Newcastle is a fantastic city, which is why our family has been investing heavily in the area for many years.
“To become part of this great Club and its amazing fans is a privilege.
“We will build a true community Club, based upon our family’s knowledge of the city and in line with our plans that have been worked on closely with Newcastle City Council to deliver long-term sustainable growth for the area.”
We have our club back, folks!