Loads of Newcastle fans have been reacting to a takeover statement released on social media on Monday, and it’s fair to say they’re not too optimistic after the Bin Zayed Group’s update.
The Toon Army are enduring a horrific summer so far. No one on Tyneside knows who will be in charge of the club come the start of the season, who will be in the dugout or even who will be on the pitch.
The Bin Zayed Group though, who made headlines when The Sun claimed they had agreed a deal to buy the club back in May, have reportedly released a statement on Twitter through Dubai-based Geordie radio host Peter Redding.
“Both parties have worked diligently in finalising a deal, none more so than ourselves. We have completed every aspect required in a takeover process,” they reportedly state.
Redding then claims that any rumours of there not actually being a successful bid are untrue, and says that if a deal does not come to fruition it will not be due to lack of effort from either party.
Of course, Newcastle fans have been driven to cynicism by the failed takeover attempts in the past, and plenty are sharing their doubts about this latest news.
The statement basically reaffirms that there are concrete talks between the two parties, but offers no real into insight into the actual progress of the deal, keeping things vague and certainly not offering the clarity fans were hoping for.
Take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Takeover is not going to happen it's more fake rumours and rubbish and it will continue until window closes, then the same will happen at Christmas and so on, Ashley doesn't want to sell its simple as that
— Ciaran Heaney (@CiaranHeaney4) July 8, 2019
They just wanting people to renew season tickets #fakeover
— Royagequit ?? ✌ (@evilroyslade29) July 8, 2019
Why did BZG not use their Legal Team to release such a dodgy statement? Simple… this is one big wind-up and the FCB is right behind it! Not one NUFC fan likes him so he wants pay-back, I bet his Wife even hates him too. #ashleyout #nufc #nufctakeover
— Andrew Stainthorpe (@macdesigner) July 8, 2019
Seems unprofessional to me!!! This supposed company is made up of extremely qualified businesses individuals, don’t think they would authorise any form of contact like this….. it’s the same old trick it’s getting stupid now!!!!
— mr1234 (@onmyshoe) July 8, 2019
Ashley wants to cause confusion. If the takeover is cancelled now, all hell breaks loose. He can minimise the amount of time people will kick off when it doesn’t happen by prolonging this fake saga
— Jamie Wilkins (@jamouse21) July 8, 2019
Is there any actual FACTS about this takeover. I can’t take much more of this. Its all so unprofessional its a joke!
— jordy (@jordangill3) July 8, 2019
Starting to think its all a smoke screen now
— Justin Caruana (@justincaruana98) July 8, 2019
I’ve been thinking this is a fake takeover attempt for a little while now. Trying to sell season tickets.
— Alan (@alanjewels) July 8, 2019
Fakeover! Ashley is a master manipulator and he’s done it yet again during a transfer window to have an excuse ready for the lack of spending
— Adam Tynemouth (@AdamTynemouth92) July 8, 2019