Everton fans discuss reports Toffees one of the angriest clubs at Newcastle takeover
The Mail claim that Everton were one of the ‘angriest’ Premier League clubs at Newcastle’s takeover – but Toffees fans think it is purely down to jealousy.
Mike Ashley’s reign as Newcastle owner came to an end last week, as the keys to St. James’ Park were handed over. The consortium paid £305million.
The Saudi Arabia PIF will own 80% of the club, while Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners and the Reuben Brothers both boast 10% of the club.
Of course, the major criticism comes from the Saudi part of the deal. Worth £320billion, they tried to complete a deal for Newcastle during early 2020.
But piracy issues with BeIN Sports and human rights problems scuppered a move. Now, the PIF has distanced itself from the country of Saudi Arabia.
What do Everton fans think as club angry with Newcastle takeover?
Four-and-a-half-year piracy issues are over and human rights no longer an issue – because PIF say they are nothing to do with the state of Saudi Arabia.
However, many question the separation – and are angry that a country with Saudi’s views and politics have got the green light to buy Newcastle.
Now, a report from the Mail states that none of the other 19 Premier League clubs are happy – with Everton, Tottenham and Man United angriest.
It is believed that Everton’s main focus of frustration, despite the aforementioned issues, is that Newcastle could become a top-four rival.
Everton have questioned why it has been allowed to go through – with fear Newcastle could overtake them. But Everton fans think it is just jealousy.