Opinion Newcastle owners looked at three other clubs before takeover

Newcastle owners looked at three other clubs before takeover

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Newcastle United have made sure that the Premier League looks a little different with each season moving forward after they were finally acquired by a team of new owners.

Of course, we all know that Amanda Staveley and the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia managed to complete a £300 million takeover of the Magpies recently, which has led to many looking for the best bonuses on netti-kasino.org for Finland based residents to use on Newcastle becoming a force in the weeks and months coming.

However, things could have been very different for the Premier League and the Toon Army if the consortium decided to go through with the other options that they allegedly considered when looking for a football club to purchase.

The 48-year-old has since revealed that PIF, which is chaired by Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had “talked” with Inter Milan and AC Milan ahead of the Newcastle takeover, whilst also confirming that they had looked at French Ligue 1 club, Bordeaux, as well.

Quoted by The Daily Telegraph, Staveley said: “We talked to Inter Milan, AC [Milan], but the problem was the structure of the league was a mess.

“We looked briefly at Bordeaux. But we’re not looking at Inter [any more].”

If things were already considered a mess at the Magpies, then the new ownership group has already started to clean house and get rid of anything that can tie them down to the past era of Mike Ashley.

Newcastle has already sacked Steve Bruce – although that was always expected to happen – and have since replaced him with Eddie Howe, who will take control of his first match at St. James’ Park against Brentford on Saturday following the conclusion of the international break.

He will be looking for his team to perform immediately and have that “new manager bounce” to their display, as they desperately need points to escape the relegation zone, although he will be backed in January.

Staveley and the PIF are not stopping there at the moment, though, as they are going to get rid of the Sports Direct branding from the stadium in another move to firmly put the 14-years of Ashley in the rear mirror and confine it to the annals of history.

Speaking after a meeting with league shareholders on Thursday, she said: “This moratorium was so difficult for us.

“We’ve really taken a big battering. And so I’m hoping that we’ll get this lifted as quickly as possible.

“And then the [Sports] Direct signage will come off. With Sports Direct, I’m looking forward to it coming down. It’s hard because Mike was very fair, he did a good deal. He was fair to me, I was a pain in the a**e to him for years.”

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