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Is Rafa In The Dark About Possible Takeover?


Sky Sports journalist Pete Graves had an interesting tweet earlier about the looming takeover bid of Newcastle by Sheikh Khaled.

The tweet referenced Sheikh Khaled’s failure to buy Liverpool last year. It also mentioned that Rafa Benitez is unaware of any fresh interest in Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez-Is he unaware of possible takeover?

If true this is a bit concerning as surely Rafa would be aware of a takeover bid that is as far along as being reported.

Here is Pete Graves’ tweet:

The reference to Liverpool is a £2B deal that failed to materialize last year. While some reports claim that Sheikh Khaled was unable to offer proof of funds, Liverpool were most likely not for sale.

We are cautiously optimistic about these reports of a takeover.

However, we do emphasize the word “cautiously” as these are only reports with no definitive confirmations at the moment.

But, you could only leave it to Mike Ashley to have finally sold the club and not have bothered to tell Rafa Benitez about it.


85 comments so far

  • toonluvva

    May 27, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #81

    DubaiMickey
    Good day to you, Sir.

    I have a couple of questions for you which I hope you can answer.

    First, assuming the news reports are true, what do the Kuwaiti’s call their headgear?

    Second, if Toon supporters were to adopt it for match days, would that annoy the Kuwaiti’s?

    Thank you.

    HWTL!

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  • lochinvar

    May 27, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #82

    The mother in law is so excited by the news she’s spring cleaning the house.

    She’s cleaning the carpets and singing ” do the Sheik and vac and bring the good times back “

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  • Optimistic Panda

    May 27, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #83

    Lesh Bobby

    Theres a really good documentary on Netflix called Weed the people that’s really good and worth a watch

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    May 27, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #84

    toonluvva Kuwait is a different country some 750 miles from here similar distance as Newcastle to Prague), they’re called ghutrahs and the UAE guys would love it (Love it), if the Toon Army turned up wearing them.

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  • lesh

    May 27, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #85

    How can anyone be surprised if he’s said he doesn’t know about any bid. He either doesn’t know or if he does, he’ll have been told in confidence and thus would have to deny any knowledge.

    Given Rafa’s flirtation with Stavely and her middle east connections, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s been involved somewhere down the line and if that is the case, I wouldn’t be surprised if Ashley’s told Rafa, in confidence which he’d be breaking if he told a journo he knew.

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