BBC Sport are reporting this morning there is no truth in the latest reports that Turkey’s richest man is interested in buying Newcastle United.
Recent reports had said that Murat Ulker, Chairman of giant foods company Yildiz Holding, was interested in buying the club from owner Mike Ashley and that he was going to invest £60M in new players.
And all that good stuff.
There was some detail in the reports but like in the past it seems to have been a made-up story.
Murat Ulker – Chairman of giant foods company Yildiz Holding
This is what a Yildiz Holding spokesperson has told BBC Sport:
“The company is not purchasing Newcastle and no discussions about the team have taken place.”
“We wish them the best of luck in finding a new owner.”
Ashley has just put the club up for sale officially, and this will be the third time he has tried to sell the club.
We remember in late 2008 there were lots of reports about people and consortia wanting to buy Newcastle and most of them turned out to be untrue.
That will all happen again in the next two months.
We are just hoping Ashley is sincere this time around in trying to sell the club and won’t pull the club from the market later this year like he in late December 2008.
That was a Sunday morning (December 28th to be exact) before we were hammered at home 5-1 by a Rafa Benitez led Liverpool side.
Ashley said at that time he couldn’t sell the club, so he was staying on as the owner.
Hopefully, that will not happen this time around.