Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter upon hearing the news that Amanda Staveley has officially bid around £300M for the club.
The news coming through from Sky Sports (Keith Downey) and locally in the Chronicle (Lee Ryder) is that the two sides are talking – and that has to be a good sign that some deal is possible.
While Mike Ashley is almost certain to turn down the first bid, surely a deal can be negotiated in the range of £340M?
It’s looking good that a deal can be agreed and even before the end of the week according to sources familiar with the ongoing discussions.
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Here are some typical tweets – with the very last one simply outstanding.
Mike Ashley wants to sell #NUFC to buy back shares in Sports Direct.
And the only reason he’s wanting to d that is because of another group of investors are looking at Sports Direct
— Clem Fandango (@youngin_uk) November 21, 2017
It’s going to happen……have a little patience #nufc
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) November 21, 2017
Just like Andy Carroll to Liverpool, I expect Mike Ashley to reject the first bid. #NUFC
— Himanshu Dhingra (@HD_07) November 21, 2017
I can contribute about 20 quid to PCP if they need to make a new bid #nufc
— Matthew Watson (@Mattack2392) November 21, 2017
— Newcastle Natter (@NewcastleNatter) November 21, 2017
The bid from PCP has been acknowledged by #nufc but there’s still some talking to be done. It’s a structured offer but there’s been no agreement so far. Very positive that both parties are talking.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) November 21, 2017
Would love nothing more than seeing Ashley gone. But don’t for one minute think he’ll sell for anything less than £350m which I don’t think anyone will pay. #NUFC
— robbie bell (@robiez1) November 21, 2017
— Jon Yarker (@Jon_Yarker) November 21, 2017
— Jasper® (@BorderJasper) November 21, 2017
— Janet Purdy (@PurdyJanet777) November 21, 2017
I’ve got a funny feeling about [the day Newcastle United is taken over]. I think it’ll be a pivotal day. #NUFC
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) November 21, 2017
— Chris Jones (@Ludachris14) November 21, 2017
— Randall Bell (@randallbell) November 21, 2017
Just remember, Ashley won’t be able to afford another relegation. So in a way he has to sell. He won’t put money in but he’s definitely not going to want to make a loss either. Best time for him to sell it is now. #nufc
— Tippers (@I_Am_Tippers) November 21, 2017
This is really good ….
Slip a Sánchez under my tree…for me
I’ve been a really good boy
— NUFC.org (@NUFC_org) November 21, 2017