With the news breaking today in the Times that Amanda Staveley has given Mike Ashley to accept her latest offer – said to be a one-off payment of £250M (not £300M) – Newcastle fans have flooded to Twitter.
The news is that it’s a “take it or leave it” offer.
However, since the news broke some sources are saying the story is not true and negotiations are continuing.
Lee Ryder of the Chronicle is one of those and we include Lee’s tweet.
Whatever happens and whether or not this story from the Times is actually true – we need the club sold as soon as possible.
That’s so Rafa can strengthen the squad (significantly) in January and actually have some support from the Newcastle hierarchy – while he’s doing that.
Mike Ashley – yes – it’s painful for everybody
That’s something he and other Newcastle managers over the past ten years have rarely had from Mike Ashley.
Here are some typical tweets from the fans.
The only people who truly know what’s going on with the takeover is Amanda Staveley / PCP Capital Partners and Mike Ashley. Be it positive or negative gossip from the media, it’s hard to believe any of it at the moment ? #NUFC
— Scott Thomas (@ScottyDont90) December 5, 2017
Quick early on recap:
TIMES says Staveley has put a two week time limit on her £250M offer.
DAILY MAIL says Ashley will not be accepting the £250M offer.
CHRONICLE says there is no time limit on Staveley’s offer and talks are progressing.#NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) December 5, 2017
Lee Ryder of the Chronicle thinks the Times report is not true.
Understand that there has been NO deadline set by Amanda Staveley and PCP Capital Partners. Talks continue between #nufc and PCP legal representatives.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) December 5, 2017
Ashley has met his match! Staveley’s low offer takes three things into account: the 129K loan he’ll retrieve on selling #NUFC, the hefty upcoming tax fine and the threat of relegation. But a macho man like Ashley can’t be beaten. He’ll hold on to the club and the misery goes on.
— David Taylor (@David_Taylor33) December 5, 2017
If it’s true that £250m is Amanda Staveley’s take it or leave it offer for #NUFC, we’re stuck with Ashley. No way he’d accept that, and to be fair I don’t actually blame him.
— Dan McMahon ? (@DanMcmahonF1) December 5, 2017
On balance I believe The Times article is accurate and Staveley has offered Ashley an ultimatum. We should be ready to howl Ashley out of our club and Saturday is the ideal opportunity. Will we fluff our lines again? #NUFC
— Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) December 5, 2017
rather than Fat Ashley having to return money back if #nufc got relegated how about Staveley pays him 50 mill once the club is safe for next season. 300 mill is fair price. It surely is not worth 380 mill pending the investment required to bring it up to PL standard @stevewraith
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) December 5, 2017
Genuinely dreamt about Staveley last night then woke up and saw the latest. Weird, hate it when shit like that happens #nufc ?
— R (@RKSimpson) December 5, 2017
The ideal Christmas present would be for Mike Ashley to agree a deal with Amanda Staveley so that that fans can get the club back. Hope Ashley makes the right decision. #NUFC
— Paul Elliott (@paulelliott343) December 4, 2017
If Staveley is serous about taking the over at #nufc then she needs to make her move before the end of January. Another transfer window without any incomings is rolling the dice with our Premier League status.
— Steve (@SP_nufc) December 3, 2017
I just want to know now on this takeover. Is it gonna happen or is it gonna fail ? The hope and waiting is excruciating. Please please f**k off Mike , ffs give this club another chance #NUFC #nufctakeover #staveley it’s the hope that kills you
— The Looney Toon (@The_Looney_Toon) December 2, 2017
— Stubborn Rafa (@TOONRafalution) December 2, 2017
If this Staveley lass has any sense at all, she'll stick to her guns on the valuation and tuck her money away somewhere safe until the summer if Ashley doesn't play ball. We're too big a risk at without significant investment. #NUFC
— TheMackemSlayer (@TheMackemSlayer) December 2, 2017
And finally ….
Please save us, Amanda Staveley. #NUFC
— Eddie Mackalicious (@eddiemack5) December 2, 2017