Supporters of West Ham United have reacted to the rumours that the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium that was in talks to buy Newcastle United have switched their interest to the Hammers.
According to Football Insider, the consortium has changed the direction of its interest to the London Stadium club after doubts over the Toon (via West Ham News), which had some fans delighted.
The Saudi Arabian backed consortium that has been in talks to buy Newcastle United may switch attention to taking over West Ham.
[Source: Football Insider] pic.twitter.com/QTaJ9a1xC2
— West Ham News (@whufc_news) February 6, 2020
Do it @SaudiEmbassyUK
— daniel (@WHUDaniel_) February 6, 2020
— TAYLOR A1 (@TaylorAppleby1) February 6, 2020
Hallelujah!!! COYI ????
— ?Michael ?WHU (@hotchocolate43) February 6, 2020
Who would you rather have owning West Ham United?
The current ownership
With the West Ham faithful currently intent on finding different owners for the club, having protested over the current ownership (per The Telegraph), some were keen for the takeover.
However, others were not so sure on the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium over their stalling talks with Newcastle (per Football Insider) and felt that the move would not be one to improve the club.
They didn’t have the money for Newcastle…. how they gonna afford us?
— Brownie (@WestHamMatters) February 6, 2020
Not sure what’s worse to be honest.
— Billy Threadwell (@BThreadwell) February 6, 2020
— Sean Balmford (@legsy65) February 6, 2020
— ? ? Mike Scanlan ? ? (@scan2702) February 6, 2020
What do we think?
This one seems a little pie in the sky, to say the least, however, it is clear that fans are divided over the reported interest despite wanting the current ownership out (as per Daily Mail).
The sale of Newcastle United to the consortium was at one point ‘90% certain’ (per The Guardian), so it seems strange that things would have become derailed since.