Newcastle United’s Premier League opponents are allegedly furious that the English top flight, and others, have approved the club’s takeover. We reported that a Saudi-led Consortium had bought Newcastle in football news, and they were already targeting coach Antonio Conte. After current head coach Steve Bruce’s heartbreaking prediction of football transfers, Premier League clubs are mad about Newcastle’s takeover too.
On Thursday, Newcastle United announced that a Saudi-backed consortium had finalized a long-awaited, 300-million-pound worth takeover of St James’ Park. This will be putting an end to Mike Ashley’s tumultuous 14-year reign at the club.
Further, newly appointed Newcastle United director, Amanda Staveley, has stated their ambition for the future, which is to win silverware. They want to bring domestic and European trophies back to St James’ Park.
However, other teams in the Premier League have expressed their displeasure with the takeover.
Premier League Clubs Are Mad about Newcastle’s Takeover
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League’s other 19 top-flight clubs are planning an emergency meeting with the league.
These other clubs wish to seek an explanation for why the league management allowed Newcastle United’s takeover to proceed.
According to the source, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur all resisted the transaction. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy even made a ‘futile’ attempt to prevent Newcastle’s new owners from securing lucrative sponsorship deals.
Following the takeover, Newcastle has been connecting itself with a number of high-profile transfers, as we have reported already. Philippe Coutinho is also reportedly in talks to join the club.