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Middle East experts has made a big revelation regarding a possible takeover of Newcastle United by Sheikh Khaled bin Saqr Zayed al-Nayhan.
According to The Independent, his name was first mentioned in football circles when he was involved in takeover attempts at both St. James’ Park and Liverpool. Now it looks like he is set to complete a purchase of Derby County.
When asked about the realistic expectations that Rams fans should have once Sheik Khaled completes the takeover of the EFL Championship club, Middle East expert Dr Kristian Ulrichsen of Rice University claimed:
“Let’s be brutally honest, maybe he’s found his level. He’s not been able to play in the big league, the Premier League. He might have gone down. There might be other reasons, he could have found a business partner in the Midlands. But having gone for Liverpool and Newcastle, and obviously not being the name that had been thought, he could have found his level.”
As Dr Ulrichsen suggests, perhaps a takeover in the North East by Sheik Khaled was unrealistic. He failed with takeovers of both the Tyneside club and Liverpool. However, if not from Sheik Khaled, a takeover at the Toon is still very much a possibility.