Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has been added to the growing list of takeover sceptics who now think the £300million Saudi-backed deal will go through.
Several journalists who had previously questioned whether the consortium will be given the green light – including Luke Edwards, Ben Jacobs and Richard Keys – have U-turned on their stance following news that Saudi Arabia lifted their nationwide ban on beIN Sports.
Just a few days ago, Jordan was live on talkSPORT when he said that the proposed takeover of Newcastle was “deader than a dead thing from dead land” and “did not have a cat in hell’s chance of going through”, but has now backtracked on Twitter following the news that broke yesterday.
All reputable sources now claim that the deal will be given the green light and that Mike Ashley’s disastrous 14-year stint on Tyneside is all but over.
This is what Jordan said last night, citing how the situation has “changed significantly” and he now expects the deal will be waved through: