The headline that a decision on the takeover at Newcastle is expected soon has been a consistent headline since early April.
But of course, nothing has happened.
But the Premier League needs to make a decision soon, with the Premier League ending on Sunday and the transfer window opening the next day.
Next season is set to provisionally start on September 12th.
And it will be a busy summer for the Premier League sides, and we have to hope the coronavirus pandemic is kept under control and doesn’t affect next season.
That’s the hope.
For Newcastle, the break will be a time when the many injured players we have right now, will have a chance to get back to full fitness before a short preseason begins.
There’s a piece in the Chronicle today on the takeover and they say a decision is expected soon.
The consortium led by Amanda Staveley (shown above) is still confident the deal will be approved, but it has become a little murky since the Saudis banned all beIn TV signals from the country a couple of weeks ago.
But the acquisition has got a better chance of being approved than being turned down.
And it wouldn’t surprise us if they make a decision based on which one would give them less trouble.
If it is turned down the Saudi’s would no doubt sue the Premier League and so might Mike Ashley.
Ashley has given up on Newcastle, and he is off doing other things – like trying to save Sports Direct after the economic disaster the coronavirus has caused across the world.
The Chronicle are reporting that the consortium held a transfer meeting last Monday, and if that’s correct it doesn’t look like they are expecting the Premier League to turn the bid down .
It’s difficult to know what’s going to happen, but we still think the deal will be approved.
And although it’s taken a long time – far too long as we all know – all’s well that ends well – or so they say.
It would be a good time to announce the decision before next Monday when the transfer window opens.
And we have just beaten the champions-elect, Liverpool, at home in the final league game of the season.
If the deal is approved we’ll be dancing in the streets with the help of Martha Vandella.
What do you think?