The Vice-President of Reliance Communications, Gaurav Wahi, which is part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, has denied he has made any comments on the Newcastle United situation, including a quote that says the group are not interested in buying Newcastle United.
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The Newcastle Journal contacted Gaurav Wahi directly last night, and this is what he told the local Newcastle newspaper:
“I don’t know who has put it in my name, but I have not given a quote to anyone. The quote attributed to me surprises me as I have not spoken to anyone about this.”
Some reports in India had directly quoted Wahi as saying the group was not interested in buying Newcastle United, but the Vice President has said he never said that.
Of course, we don’t know if that means he is interested now, but it seems to us a good opportunity to deny interest, if that is indeed true – and he didn’t.
Sources also told The Journal last night that representatives of Anil Ambani are indeed due to meet Ashley in London this week.
The Newcastle owner will just now be realizing the depth of feeling against him at Newcastle, and his attempts to carry on, with business as usual, may be a lot harder than he first thought, although the indications are that the Newcastle Board want to do just that.
Most fans are hoping Ashley will sell up and ship out, and indeed our poll, with just 268 votes in, show a full 75% want him to sell the club. If you haven’t voted now is your chance because we’d like to get to understand fans’ real feelings over this – so if you haven’t voted now is your chance in our Poll Corner down the right hand side.
We would certainly like Ashley to sell the club, because we think the Board has proved they have no understanding of how to run a football club, and their statements on who had final say on transfers are both incompatible and misleading at best.