Mike Ashley is doing the right thing by pursuing ‘all of the routes’ to push through the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle United.
That’s according to former Arsenal hitman Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Ashley’s latest move.
Last week, Ashley launched an anti-competition lawsuit against the Premier League in regard to the failed takeover.
Ashley now claims, “As a result of the breaches by the Defendant [Premier League], the Claimant [Ashley] has suffered loss and damage. [Shields Gazette]
This is a separate move to the ongoing arbitration hearings between the club and the English top flight.
Last week, the Magpies also confirmed HMRC [HM Revenue & Customs] were discontinuing their investigation into the club’s taxes.
As revealed by Football Insider in April, the Magpies are privately confident the Premier League will green light the Saudi-backed PiF takeover bid over the coming months.
Campbell claims the decision to block the takeover is a disgrace and insists Ashley is only looking out for the club.
“The owner wants to sell,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He wants to get the club ready to be sold. So he’s got to go down all of the routes.
“He knows the Toon Army are frustrated. They want a new owner to come in and inject the money.
“There are willing buyers. The Saudi consortium PiF will bankroll serious moves at the club.
“That was disgracefully taken away from them, it’s not right. Ashley is doing the right thing to clear the name of the club so he can sell it.”