It may be difficult for any potential to buy the club this year but it is still possible as long as everything at Newcastle is in good order.
And remember that in June Ashley brought in Justin Barnes to ensure the financial books were in order and that a sale could be achieved quickly if willing buyers came in.
And it seems that Barnes put a hold on spending any big money in the transfer market this summer – presumably to ensure the financials were in decent shape.
There are said to be five potential buyers all engaged in due diligence on the club at the moment with the favorite being a group led by Amanda Staveley.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle’s world-class manager
While that is going on we have made a decent start to the season but it is now becoming clear there’s only so far Rafa Benitez can take the current squad.
As we saw on Monday night we do lack class and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher pointed that out.
But the team is well coached and good in defense and getting to be a difficult side to beat – especially at home.
What we need now are some top-class players bought in and we will not be too far away from having a team that can compete for the top six in the Premier League.
Maybe we need four or five top players brought in before next season starts – but we need some significant transfer funds to do that.
But that’s exactly what the new buyers will be able to provide – according to the reports.
It’s clear our biggest asset is Rafa Benitez and he’s done a great job so far this season with that he’s been given as far as the squad is concerned.
If Rafa can get four or five top players that he selects brought into the club during the next two transfer windows and continue to be given sufficient transfer funds – then the sky’s the limit at Newcastle.
We can very quickly become a top team again in the Premier League.
And maybe in the not too distant future, it will be Newcastle who can be beating Real Madrid – as Tottenham Hotspur did last night at Wembley.
What do you think?