Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce wants “Clarity” from the Premier League on the proposed Saudi-backed takeover of the club.
A group with an expected 80 percent investment from Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF have made a reported 300 million pounds bid to buy Newcastle United from British businessman Mike Ashley.
Newcastle United club are awaiting the outcome of the league’s owners’ and directors’ test. Documents for the deal were passed to the Premier League almost three months ago and the Premier League has not commented on its approval procedure.
“I think everybody needs a bit of clarity,” Steve Bruce told British media following Sunday’s 2-0 FA Cup quarterfinal defeat by Manchester City.
“And if I am led to believe it’s the Premier League that are stalling all of the negotiations then they have to come and make a decision sooner or later. It is not healthy for anybody.” Steve Bruce added.
“… We have another game on Wednesday (at Bournemouth) and have a wonderful opportunity. We can’t use that (the takeover) as an excuse but we need a bit of clarity and get it put to bed one way or another.”