Guillem Balague has had to retract what he said on YouTube about the Newcastle takeover.
Guillem is a well-respected Spanish journalist, so when he says something positive about Newcastle and especially about the takeover, it’s usually taken bona fide good news for the Geordie fans.
And on YouTube these are the words he said that had Newcastle fans buzzing:
“The new Newcastle, when everything gets confirmed and everybody expects it to be confirmed to be honest from everything I am reading and from everything I am hearing,”
“From what I have been asking, the consensus is that the Premier League will accept the bid. If that is the case, then Newcastle are about to enter a new era.”
Well, that’s great – more people coming out thinking the Premier League will not turn down the bid made by Amanda Staveley’s consortium, which includes 80% of the funding from the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
But alas, he is now retracting that and saying he didn’t say the takeover would actually go through.
But that’s getting very picky since he said the consensus from those he has talked to was that the Premier League will accept the bid.
Oh well, why are we waiting?
This takeover attempt has gone on for far too long.
Make a decision Premier League – get off that fence.