Newcastle fans told Mike Ashley ‘100 per cent’ committed to selling club to the Saudi backed Consortium.

Reports have claimed Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is 100 per cent committed to selling the club to the Saudi backed Consortium.

It is understood the Premier League, which was conducting its owners’ and directors’ test on the bidders, had concerns that the Saudi Public Investment Fund was too closely linked to the kingdom’s rulers.

And after months of talks and frustration for the fans, they revealed just a few days ago that they would be pulling out of the deal to buy Newcastle for a total cost of £300 million.

However, Lee Charnley, Newcastle’s managing director, released a statement on Friday on behalf of Ashley confirming the 55-year-old still hopes to sell the club to the Saudi-backed consortium.

“We acknowledge the statement issued on Thursday. Never say never but to be clear Mike Ashley is 100 per cent committed to this deal (sale),” Charnley said.

“However our current focus must now be on supporting Steve Bruce in the transfer market and on the preparations for the new season.”

The sale of Newcastle was supposed to be a big and exciting time for many associated for the club, but just it just hasnt gone the way that many had hoped and the frustration that the club will still be owned by Ashley will be devastating for the fans.

Ashley may have hopes that he can still sell the club, but at the end of the day, this is a move that will not happen and now Newcastle fans will be hoping that a new bid arrives, one that will get processed through so the club can move forward.

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