While we still think the news that Indian Billionaire Anil Ambani is on the brink of buying Newcastle United is untrue, it’s also interesting what his people are saying about our club – some good stuff and true too.
Mike Ashley – owner of Newcastle United
The sixth richest man in the world was reported yesterday to have given a one week deadline to Mike Ashley, for him to accept a Â£260M offer for the club.
Ambami and his company denied this was true, only this morning.
Ambani is said to be worth Â£21B and a source close to the proposed deal told The Daily Telegraph today:
“Ambani has twice as much money as [Roman] Abramovich and his intentions are deadly serious,”
“His people will put a set of proposals to Ashley and if they don’t like them they will say ‘that’s it’ and turn their attention elsewhere.”
“They won’t be messed about.”
It is understood that English clubs with large fan bases, have attracted interest from Ambani, and Yorkshire clubs Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday are also interesting the Bombay-based Billionaire, and Everton are also said to be within his sights.
But it looks like Newcastle United, with their terrific and passionate fan base is his number one choice, as the source continued:
“They see Newcastle as a massive club with vast potential,”
“They know they already attract 50,000-plus crowds and wonder what would happen if they get back into the Champions League.”
” But they also see India as an untapped market as well.”
This billionaire seems to know what he is talking about, doesn’t he?
Now let’s think – wonder if there is any truth in this story? 😀