Newcastle fans turn into MI6 as speculation for takeover reaches advanced stages
Amid speculation that the cousin of Manchester City owner is in talks to purchase Newcastle United, the fans have channeled their inner secret service intelligence and have found out about several booking slots for Newcastle airport on Friday.
Interestingly, these slots have been booked from Dubai and the Newcastle fans can’t contain their excitement.
Current owner Mike Ashley has been looking to sell the club since October of 2017. Sheikh Khalid is a billionaire based in United Arab Emirates and the founder of Bin Zayed Group.
Bin Zayed Group said “We can confirm the representatives of his Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed al Nahyan are in discussions with Mike Ashley and his team about the proposed acquisition of Newcastle United Football Club.”
“We view it as an honour to have the opportunity to build on the strong support, history and tradition of the club.” We have agreed terms and are working hard to complete the transaction at the earliest opportunity.”
Sheikh Khaled has a family net-worth of around £150billion and he had £2 billion bid for Liverpool rejected last year.
Fans going into MI6 mode
Credit to the fans for their MI6 level intelligence capturing abilities. Understandably and visibly excited, one cannot blame the supporters for their excitement.
Under Mike Ashley, the club has witnessed a lot of under-spending and not many investments being made. The potential owner will surely make an impact although whether it will be as big as his cousin – the owner of Manchester City – we will have to see.
Nonetheless, the Toon faithful are excited. It has been confirmed that talks are in place.
The fans will hope that the takeover is completed as soon as possible. Expect a lot of signings coming in Magpies!