There was a report in the Mail online, very early this morning, that Newcastle have had one solid offer put on the table.
Shepherd – one of four reported bidders in due diligence for Newcastle
But it’s the Daily Mail, and there’s hardly any supporting evidence given – just the statement – so we have to have some doubts as to whether the Daily Mail story is true, although there has to be some doubts surrounding the story.
Mike Ashley, the current Newcastle owner, who is desperately trying to unload the club he has inflicted some serious damage on in his two years at the helm, is trying to sell quickly so he can leave Toon.
He is asking £100M for the club he wanted over £300M for six months ago, and he’s picked just about the worst time possible to sell the club.
That’s not only true for him, since the Newcastle club has been cut in value to about one third of what it was worth in the Premier League just a few weeks ago, but that’s also true for the club, as not much work has been done since we were relegated on May 24th – 25 days ago
One thing we are expecting shortly however, and maybe even today at the earliest, is some announcement on Alan Shearer’s future at the club.
Derek Llambias was going to vet the four consortia yesterday said to be in due diligence yesterday, and if all eventually wanted Shearer as the manager, there could be a move to install Shearer in the job forthwith.
Forthwith means that it could even be announced today, and Newcastle fans will have to hope that is true, so that Alan, along with Iain Dowie and Paul Ferris can start sorting the club out – it certainly needs it.
Pre-season training is now less than two weeks away, and we haven’t sold one player and we haven’t bought one player, so you can see what we mean. However, three good pre-season friendlies were arranged yesterday with Huddersfield, Darlington and Leeds United so some progress is being threatened.
We’ll wait today to see if there is any movement on bringing Alan in – which is now highly likely before too long – we have to hope so anyway if Newcastle are going to be ready when the season starts at WBA on August 8th.
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