Date: 21st July 2021 at 2:15pm
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Newcastle United journalist Liam Kennedy has offered his views on the latest regarding the ’s proposed takeover.

We are fast approaching the one-year anniversary of the first attempt to sell the club officially being called off, with the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund reportedly running out of patience over how the deal was taking.

Things took another twist recently when the and Newcastle United’s arbitration case was postponed until 2022, throwing further doubt over the idea of the process being completed.

Kennedy spoke about the topic on NUFC Matters, in which he claimed that there were some forces at play within Premier League circles during the height of negotiations to try and stop it from taking place:

“There’s no doubt, I’ve spoken to people, heard things. There’s no doubt that there was some jostling when the decision-making process was happening last year, around sort of March, April, May – around that time, before things fell apart a little bit, went into June, and then July, there was some influence.

“How much of an actual influence that had on the decision-making process, again, is not for me to say. But should there have been any influence at all? No, there shouldn’t have been any, not from outside influences, for example, BeIN Sports which there was, of course, as well as we all know with the letter.

“But there was also some clubs involved in that as well, which just shouldn’t happen.”

TIF Thoughts on Liam Kennedy’s comments about the Newcastle United takeover…

Kennedy’s comments do paint the whole takeover process as a rather shady ordeal with some of the things that he has been describing, and hopefully, the truth does come out one day as to which side was the main culprit in the deal being called off and postponed.

But more importantly, mainly for Newcastle United’s sake, let’s just hope that the takeover actually does happen so that they can kick on with some owners who actually want to invest, rather than having Mike Ashley remain at the helm, with the current owner reluctant at times over the years when it comes to parting with his money and investing in the club.

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