Ruben Neves signing for Newcastle United.
This can be a story now making headlines each single day, certainly, it appears like each hour on many days.
The identical story repeated over and time and again.
Now sure Premier League golf equipment have put ahead an emergency vote that can happen this month, banning any loans coming into Premier League golf equipment from one other membership the place a PL proprietor additionally has one other curiosity.
This scramble to usher in a mid-season non permanent rule banning such offers, fairly clearly with the specific intention of stopping Newcastle United signing Ruben Neves, or certainly any participant from one of many 4 Saudi Professional League golf equipment which are every 75 per cent owned by Saudi Arabia PIF.
The declare is that Newcastle United because of the current ban introduced for Sandro Tonali, at the moment are seeking to get round FFP limitations by getting Ruben Neves on a mortgage deal for the remainder of the season.
The factor is although, the place did this Ruben Neves story ever come from?
On this current frenzy we’ve seen the identical story repeated time and again, till it in a short time has turn into acknowledged as merely indisputable fact that Newcastle will signal Ruben Neves on mortgage except a ban is put in place.
Simply take a look at the BBC Sport homepage yesterday (Thursday 9 November 2023):
BBC Sport stating ‘Newcastle’s transfer for Neves might be banned in vote’, how do they know Newcastle United are positively attempting to signal the previous Wolves participant AND solely on mortgage?
They in fact don’t.
BBC Sport and all the remainder of the media are merely repeating consistently a narrative that in actuality none of them even know what / who the unique ‘supply’ is.
Ruben Neves has by no means stated something in any respect publicly about even having any curiosity in signing for Newcastle, whether or not in January 2024 or certainly any switch window.
Neither membership has stated something about any potential deal, mortgage or everlasting.
Nothing from Neves’ agent or certainly anyone else remotely related to any of the events if a deal was certainly eager to be completed.
That is the truth, simply take a look at what was being stated earlier than a ball was even kicked this season, by both Ruben Neves or Newcastle United….
Adam Crafton of The Athletic, talking on BBC Radio 5 Stay Soccer Each day’s The Saudi Story podcast – 4 August 2023:
“I believe one of many looming points is that if in January Bruno Guimaraes has an damage and swiftly Ruben Neves rocks as much as Newcastle on mortgage for six months – I believe that’s the form of factor the Premier League would battle with.
“From a regulatory viewpoint, I don’t assume there’s rules there to cease that.
“I additionally assume different golf equipment within the league would kick up an enormous fuss about that.”
That is the factor, the Newcastle United / Ruben Neves conspiracy tales have been being written even earlier than the season had began.
That Newcastle United and their homeowners meant to get round FFP guidelines by getting Ruben Neves on mortgage (free) in January, with Al Hilal additionally majority owned by Saudi Arabia PIF.
The conspiracy theories again then have been fairly extraordinary, with even claims that Al Hilal would maintain paying the Ruben Neves wages while he performed for Newcastle, to additional assist NUFC get round FFP guidelines.
Some folks truthfully thought / claimed that numerous folks, particularly Ruben Neves, have been in on this. The participant keen to maneuver to Saudi Arabia then go to Newcastle in January, only for NUFC FFP functions.
The sense of concern again then and even worse now, of pundits, journalists, rival followers, all eager to say how disgraceful this all is by Newcastle United. When truly completely nothing has occurred with Newcastle and Ruben Neves, nor will it in January.
The media need us all to conveniently overlook that this conspiracy story was dreamt up earlier than the season began NOT when the potential Sandro Tonali ban first got here to gentle months later! Certainly, when Adam Crafton was dreaming up this imaginary story in August, it was an damage to Bruno that he was placing ahead because the potential situation that will spark a Ruben Neves signing.
That is what passes for journalism today.
Some journalist(s) makes one thing up, an imaginary potential situation, then it’s later, at instances a lot later, then repeated by different journalists / media as if it’s truth.