There is news tonight that Chris Nathaniel and the Nigerian Consortium, who say they have the money to buy Newcastle United, are close to making a strategic statement by the weekend, on their goal of buying Newcastle United.
Hopefully this will come as good news to the ever faithful Newcastle fans, having seen the club in dire straights during the last two weeks or so.
Nathaniel, who is chief executive of NVA management, has declared interest from a group of Nigerian entrepreneurs he is working with.
Nathaniel said today:
“It is a very serious offer, they are very serious business people and passionate football fans,” “We are still at the early stages. Hopefully in the next 48 hours we will be in a position to make a statement and take the situation further.”
“Newcastle should be achieving more than they are. There is long-term potential at the club, there is a lot wrong at the club [at the moment, but they are determined to put that right by getting the right people in and using the right structure.”
The consortium are aware of the standing Kevin Keegan has among Newcastle supporters after his departure that led to the club being up for sale.
“Kevin is a hero on Tyneside, he’d be a great choice but I can’t say too much,”