Wednesday morning brought news of a fresh bid for Newcastle United, as the current takeover saga goes deeper into extra time.

At around the same time, pretty much every journalist who covers the Magpies reported on the bid from Henry Mauriss.

According to Sky Sports, and various other outlets, the American businessman has offered £350million for the club, and wants to complete a deal before the 2020/21 season begins.

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The only issue is Mike Ashley has already accepted an offer for the club and the Premier League have been dealing with it for weeks now.

This new ‘bid’ is a bit of an irrelevance, as the club will be in the hands of PCP Capital Partners if they pass the owners and directors test.

With the takeover at this advanced stage, why would a fresh group come in with an even bigger offer? If it gets to the point where Amanda Staveley’s group can’t buy the club, Mauriss will likely be the only party at the table, so offering more than the asking price is weird.

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The news came as a shock to Toon fans, who are sick and tired of reading newspaper columns and articles online about what is or isn’t happening with the takeover, instead of receiving clarity from the Premier League or the club.

Mauriss’ offer has been dismissed by most Newcastle fans, who have batted off his interest as a PR stunt which might be linked to the feud between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.


Toon fans shutdown Mauriss’ takeover ‘bid’

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