Twitter Reacts as Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund Pulls Out of Newcastle Takeover


After months of overcoming obstacles and overlooking the principle of 'human rights', the long-awaited takeover of Newcastle United has...broken down!?!?!?!

Shock horror!

That's right, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers have withdrawn their interest in taking over the Magpies.

The sheer wealth of the Saudis who were set to take over on Tyneside prompted suggestions that Newcastle would soon establish themselves among, well, Europe's elite clubs.

A whole host of stars - mostly cast-offs from Europe's elite, mind - were linked with a move to the Magpies this summer. But now, the thought of Philippe Coutinho and Kalidou Koulibaly arriving as part of the Mauricio Pochettino project is a mere pipe-dream for the Magpie faithful. A confused fantasy.

It's back to Fabian Schar marshalling Martin Dubravka's goal and Miguel Almiron attempting to spoon-feed Joelinton in the final third.

How dreams can so swiftly dash, eh? Although it's fair to say rival fans and 'banter' accounts on Twitter got their fair share of amusement from Thursday's update.

Prepare yourselves for a @NoContextHearn bombardment.

The failed takeover means that Mike Ashley remains at the helm, and although it appears unlikely for the long-time Newcastle owner to still be at the club for even the short-term - despite the Saudi setback - that didn't stop a few bits of comedic brilliance from blessing our timelines.

Despite the brilliant work of Steve Bruce last term, who had to deal with a quite ludicrous amount of injuries to key players, the prospect of the Ashley x Bruce collab for another season may well tip the majority of the Magpie faithful to just, well, give up on their club.

But hey, at least Allan Saint-Maximin has put a few smiles on despairing Geordie faces as of late...even if his future has now been thrust into doubt due to recent developments.

However, some Newcastle fans liked to claim the moral victory, and rightly so.

So, once again, the prospect of new ownership has fallen through Newcastle's fingers. But surely Ashley can't be at the helm for the another season? Surely?!

Source : 90min