Sky Sports reporter Pete Graves has done a live post on his Instagram account in which he made some significant claims about the Saudi-backed consortium, who are in talks to take over Newcastle United.
The quote from Graves that stands out to us is the following:
“I’m told that Mike Ashley does want to sell the club. Significantly, he’s got his lawyers still working on it all the time. I’m told that these guys want are ready to buy the club.”
It also seems that the leaks to the Wall Street Journal were not from either Mike Ashley or Amanda Staveley led consortium if Pete’s reporting is accurate.
Here is a snippet of the live post from Pete Graves that a Newcastle fan has posted on Twitter.
Here’s the vid for people who don’t have Instagram saves Pete a job as he looks so tired pic.twitter.com/Wlmyo1NadV
— Kieran Bradley (@kieranbradley21) January 28, 2020
Of course, Graves warns everyone to be both cautious and patient over the next few days as talks are still fluid. However, this is an exciting update and, hopefully, an accurate one.