“I don’t think it’s dead”: Simon Jordan explains why he thinks the takeover can be resurrected
Simon Jordan says he believes the Newcastle United takeover will continue because both sides want it to happen.
“Newcastle fans are angry – and rightly so to a degree – but the challenge I have is if the EPL goes beyond their scope and mission.
“We have three things on the table. The (Saudi) regime and its human rights, we have the problem of piracy and control of the nation-state. The piracy issue is a real issue, the human rights issue – well, this country deals with Saudi Arabia, so we can’t say football deals at a higher level.
“I don’t understand how a deal breaks down when the buyer and the seller agree and the Premier League seems – in the eyes of Newcastle fans – to act in an attempt to block it because they don’t want to. and maintaining the status quo.
“We also have to remember that if Sheikh Mansour tried to buy Man City now or the Glazers tried to buy Manchester United now, there would be more resistance from the Premier League. “