There is a report in the Guardian today that Mike Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United, is being urged to accept a bid for the club from a consortium led by Barry Moat, a leading Tyneside businessman.
Keith Harris – recommends Ashley to sell Newcastle club
Seymour Pierce, the investment bank charged with handling the sale of Newcastle United, is understood to be recommending that he accepts a bid made by the Barry Moat consortium.
Keith Harris, Seymour Pierce’s executive chairman, is the person trying to sell the club for owner Mike Ashley, and he is thought to have recommended Mike to accept the bid from Moat, who is a local North East businessman and thought to be backed by US money.
And if Mike accepts, that could be good news for Alan Shearer, because Barry will install Alan as manager. Moat was chairman of Shearer’s testimonial committee three years ago.
Of course, we have no idea how true this report is, but we have to hope that Mike is sick and tired of Newcastle, and will get out of Toon and accept the Moat bid.