George Caulkin of The Athletic is a well-respected journalist in the north-east, who used to be with The Times.
He seems to have some inside information on what is happening with the Newcastle takeover, which is going on and on and on in the Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ tests.
But in the last week, after the WTO accused the Saudis of not doing enough to stop piracy in their country, including the pirating of beIn Sports PL games, they have made some concessions.
The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property have sent a letter to the WTO saying they will vigorously prevent the stealing of Intellectual Property and have now stopped the pirating of games from beIN Sports.
beIN Sports signals were not available in the Saudi Kingdom because of a political dispute and bad blood between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
But the signals are now available, so the Saudis can watch the Premier League and especially Newcastle United.
What a gift for the Kingdom.
Ms. Amanda Staveley in London last week
And George Caulkin seems to think the deal is close to being announced and seems to hint all is OK.
But read on after his tweet, because Luke Edwards of the Telegraph thinks that letter to the WTO may be bad news for the takeover.
Not news really, just waiting for the PL decision. People close to the buyers but also opponents of the deal have had intelligence that it’s coming very soon, but they’ve also been wrong in the past. Just have to wait.
— George Caulkin (@GeorgeCaulkin) June 24, 2020
Luke Edwards didn’t like the letter to the WTO because it was not truthful.
It seems a personal opinion from Luke Edwards, whereas George Caulkin is quoting sources.
Here’s his tweet about it.
This is not good. I don’t care if I’m bombarded with abusive messages. Has set an alarm off in my head like nothing before. It’s Trumpian in its blatant attempt to rewrite what has happened. The PL know the steps they took. Repeatedly. I’m very worried. Shoot me. I might be wrong
— Luke Edwards (@LukeEdwardsTele) June 23, 2020
We think the deal will be approved.
What do you think?