During yesterday there were all kinds of negative views announced about the takeover,
It does seem that the Sun report of Monday was wrong on a few important points.
One of them seems to be that the signed contracts have not been sent to the Premier League although it seems the Premier League has been alerted to the situation.
Mark Douglas of the Chronicle confirmed that.
So it does seem we are some weeks away from the deal being done and of course, we have just over four weeks left of Rafa’s contract so that could become difficult – Ashley would have to extend his contract in some way.
The other positive news late yesterday was that the Financial Times said the Sheikh has given proof of funds to the PL.
Mike Ashley – current Newcastle owner
But here’s a positive way to start today off with.
Sky Sports reporter Peter Grave while cautious is optimistic a deal can be done.
I have remained positive despite all the negativity. And although I’ve been let down before… Twice… I believe this is far more developed and likely than previous “bids”. Still cautious, but optimistic. ?? #nufc https://t.co/LiJxI3ILvn
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesSky) May 28, 2019
The Sheikh must have the funds available after trying to buy Liverpool for a massive £2B last August so the only thing that could prevent the deal going through is if the PL find Sheik Khaled to be an unsuitable owner.
THere an article in the Star today that says that it would be a surprise if Abu Dhabi would sanction the deal and allow another member of the royal family to own a PL club.
But they found Mike Ashley suitable twelve years ago.
We’ll have to see what unfolds today, but Rafa needs to start bringing players in soon.
And that could be complicated since his contract runs out at the end of June and new players will want to have an assurance that Benitez is at Newcastle long term.
This takeover seems a lot different from the earlier attempted takeovers – we think it’s going to happen.
So there – I’ve said it!