Newcastle United news Twitter account @NUFC360 caught the attention of plenty of Toon supporters recently after they posted a tweet sharing a claim regarding Saudi Arabia and the ongoing Toon takeover attempt that was allegedly made by ‘Middle East expert’ Ahmed Gatnash in a report by The Telegraph.
This tweet quotes Gatnash as saying that he doesn’t think Newcastle United fans “will get what they hope for” from their would-be owners behind this ongoing takeover attempt. @NUFC360 went on to share Gatnash’s claim that “the Saudis are cutting salaries by 30%, including doctors” at present, declaring that “they don’t have the money to go around at the moment.” Lastly, this tweet quotes the ‘Middle East expert’ as saying that the Saudis are “struggling”.
After Gatnash’s words were shared on Twitter via @NUFC360, plenty of Toon supporters replied to this post to share their thoughts on these claims.
Middle East expert Ahmed Gatnash: “I don't think #nufc will get what they hope for. The Saudis are cutting salaries by 30%, including doctors. They don't have the money to go around at the moment. They’re struggling.” [Telegraph]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) June 28, 2020
Some Newcastle United fans didn’t seem to be too bothered by this claim, revealing that they just want the club’s current owner, the unpopular Mike Ashley, to leave St. James’ Park.
What we want is Ashley out, anything else is a bonus
— ??? ??????? (@thurkettlewill) June 28, 2020
What we want is Ashley gone! #NUFC
— Himanshu Dhingra (@HD_07) June 28, 2020
Meanwhile, some Newcastle supporters replied to this post to contest Gatnash’s claims, with some describing this alleged news as “rubbish”.
— malcolm bewick (@BewickMalcolm) June 28, 2020
They certainly will…they want Ashley gone
— lonna (@lonna10) June 28, 2020
Yet the have Billions to splash on Boeing, Disney, Warner Brothers, Starbucks, Banks, BT, Sky, Cruise liners just to name a few.
They also wouldn’t pay a £15m non refundable deposit if they didn’t have the cash..
What a load of rubbish.
— DAN THE MAGPIE ???? (@DANTHEMAGPIE) June 28, 2020
Are you concerned by this report?
— Mup Murphy (@MupMurphy1) June 28, 2020
More likely Richard keys in disguise
— michael johnson (@mikemx52000) June 28, 2020
First time I about this guy. He is nothing. Im Saudi there is no such an expert by this name. Expert in what? Cow milking? Its Aljazeerah fake experts hhhhhh
— Newcastle U Fan ???? ??? (@Honesty2020D) June 28, 2020
I disagree 100%, the Saudis won’t come into football & watch PSG & City dominate & just sit back. I beg to differ, we might not buy Mbappe but we’ll definitely go for some top players. Otherwise it’s not an investment on their side. Everyone just seems jealous
— Andre Kanutula (@AfricanGoerdie) June 28, 2020
Qatar stooge by chance Mitch?
— Mark Wallace (@wallacemark2607) June 28, 2020
The Daily Mail reported that the Toon’s prospective new Saudi owners would be the wealthiest in the Premier League if their ongoing takeover attempt gets approved. With this in mind, it mightn’t be too surprising to see that some Newcastle supporters have responded to @NUFC360’s tweet to contest Gatnash’s claim that the Saudis are “struggling” at the moment.
However, considering that he is described as being a ‘Middle East expert’ Gatnash could be more knowledgable than most on Saudi finances.