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Richard Masters remains silent over Newcastle United's failed takeover bid

Richard Masters has claimed that there is nothing he can say regarding the takeovers surrounding Newcastle United amid more questions over the northeast club.

The Geordies have faced ownership uncertainty for the last 18 months or so with a consortium failing to complete a move to buy out Mike Ashley, despite the Sports Direct owner’s desire to sell the outfit.

Amanda Staveley, Saudi Arabia’s PIF, and the Reuben brothers have bid around £340m to buy out the English businessman, however, have faced a legal challenge along the way.

Speaking in an interview about Newcastle and a proposed takeover of the club, the Premier League’s chief executive said: “They’re in the Premier League and we are pleased about that. But there is nothing I can say about the takeover. Or any talks.”

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The silence over the proposed takeovers of the St James’ Park outfit is quite deafening especially when reports have claimed that the British government was asked to get involved in the move.

Why politics was asked to have a say on who buys out Ashley is beyond comprehension especially when you consider how smooth the processes were for Chelsea and Manchester City when they were taken over by foreign billionaires.

The fact the consortium pulled out of the deal, citing the Premier League as the primary excuse for that, speaks volumes about how the organisation did its utmost to ensure the failure of any move.

It has just created more uncertainty over who will buy the club off the 56-year-old, who has been looking to sell Newcastle since 2017.

And with dissent towards both Ashley and the manager growing by the second, it seems there is no end in sight for the turmoil the Geordies find themselves in right now.

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