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Newcastle United: Fans react to new takeover claim involving Roma

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A lot of Newcastle United fans have replied to a tweet from NUFC 360, which has circulated a rumour regarding prospective Toon owners PIF.

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It claims that PIF has an eye on Serie A giants Roma as a potential fallback option if their proposed takeover of Newcastle does not get Premier League approval.

According to the Daily Star, Roma have put out feelers towards PIF to see if they would be interested in investing in their club, though current owner James Pallotta believes the group’s purchase of the Magpies will be sanctioned by the Premier League.

The deal that will see PIF take an 80% stake in Newcastle (and fronted by Amanda Staveley) is currently with the Premier League going through the required checks.

There have been numerous challenges to the takeover from the likes of BeIN Sports and Amnesty International.

Does this concern you?





If this report is to be believed, Roma will seek investment from PIF if the Premier League refuses to ratify the takeover.

Naturally, talk of PIF having an apparent backup plan has worried some Toon fans.

What do we think?

While the report states that Roma still expect the Premier League to grant approval to the deal, it appears that they are waiting in the wings in case the takeover is rejected.

Understandably, this has worried some Toon fans, but we recommend that they stay calm.

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