In Alan Shearer’s weekly column in the Sun today, he is still very cautious of a Newcastle takeover led by renowned financier Amanda Staveley.
The news from several different sources is that all the relevant paperwork has been signed, and it’s in with the Premier league to undergo their owners’ and directors’ tests.
And it is expected to go through fairly easily but could take three weeks,
So it’s almost a done deal and some, like former Chronicle veteran reporter John Gibson, are allowing themselves to dream just a little bit that this may all come true.
Newcastle icon and BBC pundit Alan Shearer is having none of it, however.
And this is the comment he made today in the Sun, and he will wait until the formal announcement before he believes anything:
“Like so many Newcastle fans, I refuse to get excited until the sale of the club actually goes through. I’m reluctant to get my hopes up — we’ve been here before, so what is the point?”
“There are still questions to be answered. We are yet to hear about the finance of the deal and still haven’t heard anything from Mike Ashley or the prospective buyers.”
“With Ashley, once it gets close he may well try to move the goalposts. So until the deal is done, I remain cautious.”
It really does seem a question of time now and how long will it take the Premier League to OK the deal.
We are waiting and hoping – as always.
Howay the Lads!!