Pundit shares interesting 'big six' Newcastle United takeover theory as Magpies receive transfer boost

Steve Bruce’s Magpies face FA Cup finalists Leicester City in the top-flight next.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:30 pm

Newcastle United lost 2-0 against Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend but will be looking to bounce back to winning ways against the Foxes.

Here, though, we take a look at all of the latest Newcastle United-related news and gossip from around the web:

Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling talks Newcastle United takeover

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Kristoffer Ajer.
Kristoffer Ajer.

Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling has shared an interesting theory on the takeover situation at Newcastle United.

The PIF takeover bid stalled with the deal now the subject of complex legal battles.

Stelling has been speaking about the influence of the so-called ‘big six’ given the recent failed attempt to launch a European Super League.

"This is the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia, who were effectively blocked – a lot of the fans believe, and I don’t know whether this is a Machiavellian plot, but the big six could have played a part in having this blocked because they don’t want to see Newcastle as another rival.

“And maybe what happened with the European Super League with those six, it’s not so daft. Who knows?”

Newcastle United handed potential transfer boost

Norwich City could be priced out of a move for Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer by Newcastle United this summer.

The defender has been at Parkhead for four seasons.

But Ajer has long been linked with a move away from the Scottish Premiership side after greatly impressing for the Bhoys.

According to Eastern Daily Press reporter Paddy Davitt the newly-promoted Canaries could miss out on Ajer.

He said: “Well, you see Newcastle touted and if it comes down to shoot outs with PL rivals then Norwich won’t compete on financial terms.

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