It’s being reported in the Daily Mail very early this morning online, that Newcastle’s Derek Llambias, has given a clear indication that Newcastle are indeed on the verge of being sold.
Barry Moat – the new owner at Newcastle?
The Mail is not the most reliable source of news, but let’s hope they’re right on this one, and we were told today is an important day for a decision on whether the club will be sold, or Ashley will keep it.
The Managing Director at Newcastle has said that the consortium being led by Newcastle businessman Barry Moat, who are more than likely to appoint Alan Shearer as manager, is now said to “there or thereabouts”.
Presumably that means that Moat has been successful in coming up with the funding, comprised of his own money, a loan from Barclays Bank, and investment said to be from the United States, to meet Mike Ashley’s price of £100M.
But of course Derek isn’t exactly the best source of real news at Newcastle either, since it was many weeks ago that he said “at least two consortia have met the £100M asking price.” That turned out to be inaccurate.
As we said, today is supposed to be a key day for a decision on the sale, so we would hope there could even be some announcement from the club, but of course we’ll not hold our breath on that.
And indeed, if the sale is imminent we would hope we are able to keep Steven Taylor at the club, unless his sale is part of the deal to improve the Newcastle books financially.
But this could become great news for Newcastle fans – we certainly hope so.
Howay The Lads!!