At times of crisis like we have at the moment on Tyneside, and we’ve had far too many of them during Mike Ashley’s frustrating reign at the club, there are obvious calls, or more accurately hopes, that the owner may be selling the club.
Mike Ashley – thinks – how much can I get for Newcastle?
We’ve had a number of emails from readers over the last week, saying they have knowledge that Ashley is ready to sell the club – maybe in the summer – and is currently asset stripping the club before he sells, so he gains as much money as he can from the deal.
And if indeed Mike is thinking of selling the club, we could see even more of our top stars leave in the summer.
Loic Remy will leave, but he’s not a Newcastle player, although other players like Tim Krul and Mathieu Debuchy could be sold in the summer.
But around £300M is what Ashley will ask for the club, so he gets all the money back he has invested in Newcastle, although that could be reduced if the owner does try to unload more top players in the summer.
But that still seems to be expensive for a club like Newcastle.
We thought back in 2008, when Ashley first put the club up for sale, that Newcastle would be a great buy for any Billionaire, mainly because of the fantastic and legendary fan support at the club.
But that didn’t turn out to be the case, and we are a little bemused why in two former attempts, Ashley couldn’t sell Newcastle – even when it was up for sale for only £80M during our year down in the Championship.
It’s now closer to £300M, and for that figure Newcastle would be a tough sell – always assuming Mike Ashley will to try to sell the club again.
Unfortunately, we don’t think he has any plans to sell, and fans have to hope he will spend Newcastle’s significant profits from the Premier League this summer, and bring in four or five top players, and also keep the good ones we already have.
But there’s also a lot of hope in that statement, and because of his complete lack of ambition for Newcastle, he’s steadily ruining the once famous club.
And in the almost seven years he’s owned Newcastle United, we’ve lost far too much ground on the other top English clubs.
What do you think?
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