It it seems just too good to be true, it probabaly is.
Derek Llambias – no interest from Profitable Group
And after yesterday’s news that the Profitable Group were all ready to buy Newcastle, Derek Llambias played down talk of contact between the group and the club.
There seem to be three or four groups interested, but Llambias said Profitable Group were not one of them, as he said today:
“We know who this Profitable group are because we had some dealings with them last summer regarding some business in the Far East,”
“But we have had absolutely no contact with them since then.” “There hasn’t been a bid and there hasn’t been an enquiry.”
“They have claimed they have met Mike and myself to discuss things and they haven’t. It’s total rubbish.”
“There are three or four interested parties who we are talking to but these aren’t one of them.”
So this is very disturbing because the news was broken wide open yesterday by the Evening Chronicle, so whether they were hoaxed is a good question.The big question now is who was their source, but he was probably a Newcastle fan saying what he hoped was going on.
But we thought, like many of our readers, it was just too good to be true, and it seems it was. So it’s back to reality today, and it still doesn’t look too good.
The Profitable news was reported all over Sky Sports News and the BBC yesterday – so we have to now dismiss this one, but why people do this is a mystery to us.
It’s disappointing, but we suppose we have to move on and still hope Ashley sells quickly.
There are still three or four valid groups pursuing the club, but things had better hurry up, as transfer bids start rolling in for our players, and as expected there is significant interest now in Seb Bassong.