While Amanda Staveley in the summer was reported to be interested in buying one of five England Premier League clubs, it could well be that she has zoned in on Newcastle United.
Amanda has enquired for the third time about trying to sign Liverpool, but maybe the £1B price tag from American owners Fenway Sports Group put her off.
Indeed, the news yesterday was that she has valued Newcastle at £303M and wants to invest 150M in player recruitment over the next two years.
And with Mike Ashley being flexible on the payments for the club it could even give Amanda an advantage because of her vast experience and prowess in financial matters.
Amanda Staveley could move quickly to buy Newcastle
One thing that doesn;t make sense in the news is that she is said not to have signed non-disclosure forms which means you will not disclose confidential information about Newcastle’s finances.
It doesn’t make any financial sense that she is willing to make an offer without delving deeply into the financial records of the club.
Andrew Henderson of Dentons is the lawyer for Ashley’s company St James’ Holdings, and he’s said that since the announcement the club is up for sale on Monday night, there have multiple inquiries for Newcastle.
It could well be in Amanda Staveley’s best interests to now move quickly to buy Newcastle.
With world-class Rafa Benitez in place, 52,000 sellout crowds at St. James’ Park and the team 9th in the Premier League – the potential of Newcastle looks (very) high at the moment.
At least two Chinese consortia are said to be interested in buying Newcastle, and Russian Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov was yesterday linked with an interest in buying the club.
At least four potential buyers are said to be actively looking to buy the club at the moment.
Ashley wants the new owners to invest heavily in the squad once they buy Newcastle and that’s a bit rich (excuse the pun) since it’s one thing he would never do while he was the owner for over 10 years.
But it’s good for the club and excellent for Mr. Benitez who will be asked to build a top European side as quickly as possible.
Amanda Staveley has a name for being bright and very savvy, and we think she may now move quickly to buy Newcastle United.
We hope that’s true.
What do you think?