The Nigerian consortium bidding to buy Newcastle United Football club has warned they are ready to look elsewhere if a deal to buy Newcastle United is unsuccessful.
There has been news that African businessmen have put in a £200M for the club, which is blow Mike Ashley’s asking price, but the group are unhappy with the response from Newcastle so far.
Chris Nathaniel, of NVA Management, who is fronting the deal, has already said they have bid £350M for the club, and says they are even ready to pull out and look at other Premier League clubs, if they are unsuccessful in their negotiations.
Nathaniel told The Sun today:
“We’re talking to possible manager and key personnel for the club,” “Once that is sorted, we’ll fine-tune our offer.”
“We’re prepared to look at other options if our bid for Newcastle is not successful. I’ve been approached by several top Premier League club offering us opportunities to buy their clubs.”
“People are having a go because the businessmen have not made themselves known. But I can assure everyone they are astute, respectable and wealthy men.”
We have no idea now if this bid is for real, and it appears also that the South African deal may also be bogus.
We think this bid, from what Nathaniel has said, is too much about Nigeria looking good by managing a famous club, and not enough about the Newcastle United Football club.
We expect to get some valid news, probably on Wednesday, about how many offers have officially been made for Newcastle, and hopefully who they are from.
That news may actually be true.