‘I don’t think it’s dead’: Simon Jordan outlines why he thinks takeover can be resurrected
Simon Jordan says he believes the Newcastle United takeover will still go through because both parties want it to happen.
“Newcastle fans are up in arms – and rightly so to some extent – but the challenge I have is that if the EPL are exceeding their reach and remit.
“We have three things on the table. The regime (Saudi) and their human rights, we have got the piracy issue and the nation-state control. The piracy issue is a real live issue, the human rights issue – well, this country deals with Saudi Arabia so we can’t say football deals to a higher standard.
“I don’t understand how a deal breaks down when the buyer and seller are in accord and the Premier League seem – in the eyes of the Newcastle fans – to be acting out of a sense of blocking it because they don’t want it and maintaing the status quo.
“We must also remember that if Sheikh Mansour tried to buy Man City now or the Glazers tried to buy Manchester United now there’d be more resistance from the Premier League.”