Amanda Staveley About To Make Her Move To Buy Newcastle?

Newcastle officials are now said to be keen to meet with financier Amanda Staveley, with Mike Ashley now officially attempting to sell the club before the end of this year.

Newcastle are now even willing to defer the payments to get the club sold so that the new owners can help Rafa with some transfer money in January and next summer to significantly strengthen the squad.

Amanda opened talks to try to buy Liverpool for the third time after she had been spotted in the Director’s box at the Liverpool game at St. James’ Park.

She had informal talks with Newcastle officials after that game and with manager Rafa Benitez too.

Amanda Staveley – about to make her move

But the report in the Chronicle seems more about Newcastle officials would like to meet with Staveley and not the other way round.

It seems clear there is a real effort by Newcastle to sell the club in the next two months and we hope they are successful in doing that.

It will give us all a very exciting January in the transfer market – that’s for sure.

At some point in talks with would-be buyers – Mike Ashley will have to get personally involved, and that hasn’t happened yet with any interested buyer.

And Staveley has yet to sign non-disclosure forms, so there’s a question about how serious she is in buying Newcastle.

We’d be more convinced Amanda is interested if she had a look at the financial records of the club,  which is one of the first things interested buyers usually do.

But with Newcastle making it easier to buy the club by deferred payments it does look like this third attempt by Ashley to sell the club is for real.

We certainly hope it is.

And Amanda as the owner of the club would really be something.

Something good.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Mag52

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #1

    If Amanda is seriously looking at buying Liverpool she must have an awful lot of money to spend, far more than what Ashley is asking for for NUFC.
    Come on Amanda. PIck up a bargain and join the rafalution.

  • nufc4lifeinoz

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Firstly it would be great if we sold at all!
    Secondly I hope we sell to someone with football ambition, I don’t care who buys as long as whoever buys – cares.
    This is Newcastle, and we are very special.

  • ashleysmate

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #3

    I see the Turk isn’t interested….well that take’s the biscuit

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Hang on, she’s allegedly been given a £7 billion war chest to buy a club – with that amount she could put a job lot together to buy the bottom in the Premier league!

    And what about FFP? An owner can’t just put in that sort of money – although they do and will.

  • Mag52

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone else see the likeness between Amanda Stavely and the young Meg Ryan ?

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Let’s face it, football club owners and their associates are not in it for the love of the club they buy. They want to develop their brand and whatever other businesses they are promoting. I am very pleased Ashley is looking like he actually plans to sell, and we may be getting new owners(s), but it would be naive to think it likely we will get some kind of super rich version of Steve Gibson who will plough everything he has into a black hole for the fun of it.
    Tyneside holds its breath and hopes, as ever.

  • Jib

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #7

    The next international break is around the weekend of Remembrance Sunday (which actually falls on the 11th November this year)
    FIFA has given permission for the home nation teams to wear poppies.

    I think this is when we’ll see real movement with the sale of NUFC
    I have a strange feeling that this takeover will be a bit revolutionary
    with Rafa actually involved in ownership of the club.

  • north east lincs toon

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Mag 52 yes I can she is a tidy looking women for 44 years old age

  • Christopher Asprilla

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #9

    You see the situation we’re in the most anyone can do especially the papers is predict. Takeovers at private clubs are done under extreme secrecy. Not only because it’s probably in the best interests of both parties but if you sign a non-disclosure your forbidden by law to speak publicly about it until an offer is accepted. The state of play is we have four non disclosures signers who are still in due dilligence but haven’t made an offer. Probably because three are Chinese and their all waiting for this Chinese congress to conclude. That will be the reason non disclosures signers from China have pre signed a non disclosure so they can have their bid just about ready after November. We still don’t know who the other signer is here too. Thoughts are that it could be American or Middle Eastern. I know which I’d rather have. Sorry Robert Kraft but give me the Sultan of Saudi Arabia any day! Then after this we have the Staveley’s and Ulkan among with a long list of betting odds on the next owner with Mark Zuckerberg hilariously third. This shows nothing is known and that for all the papers and internet click bait the simple fact is we could wake up one morning in December with the headline Newcastle sold or the headline Ashley intends to stay for the foreseeable. Frustrating and even for us Geordies who can take stress with a pinch of salt in fact I think we’ve lived with it all our lives through Newcastle this is making even the sceptical Newcastle fans sit and wait agonisingly for the result. What a club ! What a situation! What the hells going to happen? Your guess is as good as anything the papers will say sadly.

  • Jib

    Oct 18, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Christopher Asprilla
    if you sign a non-disclosure your forbidden by law to speak publicly about it until an offer is accepted

    Not true at all

    The only restriction is talking about confidential information agreed to by both parties

  • toonincheek

    Oct 18, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Jib –

    Quite possible/likely that even the signing of such an agreement
    is included within the bounds of the confidentiality agreement.

  • ArtyH

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    If Amanda Stavely choses to buy a different club it is quite obvious she and her cohorts know nothing about the potential of our club which has been under poor management and ownership for years, apart from the Hall/Keegan, SBR years. Under the right ownership and the current manager in 3 years the club would be on a par with the best in the premiership, now that would be some return for the investment. All someone has to do is buy the club and give the reigns to Rafa, thats all. The club needs a fresh a fresh start and you will see how it will flourish, the stadium/fan base/manager are all in place, an intelligent and rich owner is all that is required for a seismic change in the premiership. Bring it on, come on Amanda get it in motion…You will be glad you did 😉

  • Christopher Asprilla

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #13

    To JiB : both the Chronicle and Northern Echo stated yesterday that this Turkish billionaire could not of signed a non disclosure because after doing so there is a strict no press involvement policy. His laywer supposedly making comments in papers proves he hadn’t signed one because he’d be unable to do so after one is signed. Both papers said that the real players who have signed non disclosures will be keeping their cards close to their chest and wouldn’t be revealed till after some sort of outcome was reached. As for the fact nobody knows how far down the line Staveley is because she hasn’t made public comment or denied any of it which would stop a lot of hassle . You cannot I say CANNOT sign a non disclosure and go around saying your going to buy Newcastle for X amount. Why on earth would they want to make their intentions known when a third party could slip in and outbid them. Serious papers and reports state that Staveley genuinely has an interest. One Arab report who was quoting one of her closet colleagues said she planned to be in charge before January sound familiar as well as serious papers like the Telegraph and the Press Association reporting her interest but still not one comment. Hmmmn JiB why not ? Why not just put an end to it because if it wasn’t true she easily could but big players don’t make their intentions known. Go and look through some rule book and quote paragraph 82 sub section D to prove me wrong I don’t care. I’m speaking in reality terms here bonny lad not I’m right and your wrong!

  • sickandtired

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #14

    According to a Reuters news report, her company values NUFC around 300 million and needs 150 mil for players over 2 seasons.

    So said a ‘source’.

  • JohnJ

    Oct 18, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #15

    I had a dream……. I went to sleep and when I woke Newcastle United had a new owner who had the finance in place to give our manager Rafa a new long term contract and all the support he needs to get the club the success that it, the fans, and the players crave for. I’m 73 and thought the chance of Newcastle winning the Premier League was a “Pie in the Sky” thought and hope before I’d popped my clogs but hey who knows maybe there’s a chink of light at the end of the very long tunnel of hope!……… 🙂


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