Liam Kennedy appeared on a recent edition of NUFC Matters and during the show, he shared some optimism about the possibility of a Newcastle United takeover happening ‘in the not-too-distant future’.
Earlier this year, Newcastle United were the subject of a takeover bid from a consortium made up of the PCP Capital Partners firm, the Reuben brothers and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), however, after the Toon recently released a club statement claiming that this takeover bid was rejected by the Premier League – a claim that the Premier League have since disputed – it appears as though that potential takeover may now be unlikely to occur.
However, despite this, Kennedy was optimistic about the likelihood that the Toon will have new owners before too long during this recent edition of NUFC Matters, saying: “The only positive I can really take from the information last night, today and over the last six to eight weeks, is that hopefully, in a year’s time – might even be six months’ time – we’ll be sitting here with new owners and this will all have just been a really, really bad dream.
“I’m not saying it’s going to be PIF, but I genuinely believe that in the not-too-distant future, we will have new owners at this football club.
“I don’t know who, what, where, when, but I do believe we’re in the Ashley endgame and I do believe that Newcastle United fans will get their club back in some way, shape or form.”
Do you think the Toon will have new ownership by this time next year?
So, as can be seen in what the journalist had to say, while he isn’t sure that the Saudi-backed consortium will ever take over the Toon, Kennedy does seem to believe that the club will have new ownership before too long – possibly even within the next year.
Considering that Newcastle United have recently confirmed that Ashley was ‘fully committed’ to the Saudi-backed takeover, it may be understandable why Kennedy feels this is the case, as this indicates that Ashley does want to sell the Toon.
Knowing that the current Newcastle owner has been unpopular throughout his time at St. James’ Park, hopefully, for the club’s fans, Kennedy is right and the Toon will have new ownership before too long.