If some decent conclusion can be reached in the Kevin Keegan vs Newcastle United tribunal case this week, that could be the last shoe to drop that finally allows the club to be sold to Barry Moat, the local Newcastle businessman.
Mike Ashley with Barry Moat
The selling circus we have had in the summer, to go with the almost 4 months we had late last year, we’ll not be holding our breath.
However, we do think there’s a good chance Alan Shearer could be brought in as the new manager within the next month – but we’ll just have to wait and see on that one – as usual.
But the news of the last 10 days or so suggests that the sale really is coming to a conclusion. It really seems, at last, that the end game is in motion and the last bits and pieces of the sale are finally being put in place.
And Barry Moat will be extra keen to close the deal quickly now, because with Newcastle challenging for promotion, it will surely attract new potential suitors.
And if he can get the deal done for £100M, what a bargain it will be.
A world renowned club, potentially soon to be back in the Premier League for a measly £100M – a great deal for Barry and his backers. Of course we may be just a little biased with that assessment. 😀
The really good news is that when the sale does complete, it will signal the end of the completely disastrous and even comical ownership of the club by Mike Ashley.
That in itself will call for a celebration.
Here’s wishing and hoping (and praying) as usual.