Remember when all we had to worry about at Newcastle United was who was going to start up front?
Now we’ve got huge political figures discussing a takeover saga that refuses to go away.
According to the Daily Mail, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman urged Boris Johnson to intervene in the Newcastle United takeover last year.
This came just days after the government believed a decision from the Premier League was imminent, as reported by the Chronicle.
Bin Salman reportedly contacted the Prime Minister on June 27th, warning that relations between Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom would be damaged if the takeover was not approved.
The Daily Mail state that Bin Salman told Johnson: “We expect the English Premier League to reconsider and correct its wrong conclusion.”
That did not happen, and the Public Investment Fund withdrew from the deal. Now Mike Ashley is taking legal action against the Premier League.
While we all wait to see what arbitration brings, more and more is coming out about what went on behind the scenes last summer.
The Magpies have hit the mainstream media, with the story of the Crown Prince contacting Johnson splashed across the front page of April 15th’s Daily Mail.
But through all of this, it is the fans who continue to suffer.
The club has no direction, and there is still the lingering threat of relegation to the Championship.
While the players are fighting for points, world leaders have been discussing the future of Newcastle United. How has it come to this?