Can Ashley And Staveley Now Agree On Transfer Funds For January?


After reading today in the Sun about the good news about a Wednesday meeting between Amanda Staveley and Mike Ashley, it is now apparent both sides are serious about the takeover.

A deal can eventually be made by Staveley to buy Newcastle, but there’s little chance it can be completed by the end of January.

But it seems that both sides are on good terms, and the meeting at an Indian restaurant in Hampstead on Wednesday night is reported to have gone very well, and negotiations will continue.

With no agreement likely before February comes around, we wonder if it’s possible for the two parties to reach some agreement on how much money can be made available to Rafa Benitez to spend in January?

It could be a loan from Staveley (her consortium) to Newcastle United FC and if the deal falls through the club pays that money back.

Rafa Benitez – needs transfer funds in January

But it could also be a lifesaver for Newcastle since we must strengthen the squad in January to protect our Premier League status

It’s possible because that was done when Sheikh Mansour bought Manchester City back in August 2008, and Amanda Staveley was involved in that deal.

Sheikh Mansour gave over £30M at that time to City – before the takeover deal was completed – to allow them to bring in Brazilian Robinho – at the time that fee was massive.

The Chronicle (Mark Douglas) has brought up the possibility of doing that in Newcastle’s case, and if some loan arrangement can be made to allow Rafa Benitez to have money to bring in several good players in January that would definitely help us avoid relegation.

We hope the two sides can agree on some funds to help out Rafa and Newcastle United in the upcoming transfer window.

And Rafa would finally get some help from those above him in the Newcastle hierarchy – a nice change.

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30 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed, I best you to that one !!!!!!

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  • Spoof

    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #2

    best—–beat

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle United are to lodge a January loan bid for Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to the Guardian.
    The newspaper claim that manager Rafael Benitez wants to add firepower to his team and will sanction a fresh move for Ings, 25, after a failed approach over the summer.

    That’s a no for many I believe.
    We need a flair player who is fit and a loan fee or deal for Ings could indicate no takeover deal likely until its clear what our League position is by March . Amanda might lend Mike some dosh for January to protect PCP’s potential investment but this all seems a bit of a high risk Casino style – oh I forgot thats just what Ashley likes.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Ings no thank you. Again smacks ya in the face of trawling through the skips to find the scraps to make do.
    Surely if Staveley has genuine hope for the toon she will find common ground with Ashley to put money forward for new players come the January window.
    This then protects both parties as nobody wants an outcome like we have had twice in Ashley’s 10 year tenure

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s all coming together now isn’t it.

    Danny Ings. Pffftttt next!

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Talks went well as Ashley and Amanda have been spotted hand in hand on holiday this morning

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQg0DNgXcAA0lVG.jpg

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Get some work done sunshine

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  • Spoof

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    lochinvar

    I don’t see giving a loan, or forwarding cash as being a high risk casino style option, I would see it more of being a case of protecting your investment, getting relegated is no good to Staveley, her first job would be trying to make sure that doesn’t happen, not forwarding cash would be more of a high risk casino style option as she would be gambling on what Rafa currently has as being good enough to stay, and personally I don’t think we, without investment I see us as a knocking bet to go down.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Nah I’m having a brew

    Sunshine

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #10

    Previous post
    hibbit
    Dec 8, 2017 at 8:57 AM
    Comment #12
    the big plus for me it’s out in the open

    Thought you were talking about Ashley there – quite put me off me porridge

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  • hibbit

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #12

    this is from the Guardian who are way behind
    this is the second time they have ran with this story, they don’t have a clue whats going on and have just regurgitated an old story

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13

    Spoof from last thread.

    Yes it happened at Man City because the deal was agreed by both parties but a few other things had to be signed and sealed for full control.

    If Mike agrees to the settled deal Amanda representatives can move money into the club to make purchases but only if the deal has been agreed and documents have been signed to take full control of Newcastle United accounts and everything with it.

    There is also a pro basis where Amanda can basically lend Newcastle a certain amount until they get full control but if things goes wrong and Mike changed his mind he will owe her representatives including compensation.

    Hope this helps mate.

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  • Bianconeri

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #14

    All this talk about “sultans of swing” etc just as well Mark Knopfler and Chris Rea didn’t meet up as it would be Dire Rea

    I’ll get my coat.
    At least some positive news for a change

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #15

    Our first signing in the left hand corner

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQgvdpXXcAEx0F4.jpg:large

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Why not Ings?

    A better improvement on our current strikers and we need a new set of strikers!

    Under Rafa, Ings could be immense because he’s Rafa’s Torres!

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Nezza

    Could Amanda not just say Spend 20-30 mill this window to keep us up and just bang it on the price of the deal. Thus protecting both parties investment.

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  • Spoof

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Zezza

    Not sure it does help to be honest mate, I genuinely thought that if a deal went to the exclusivity period then legally Ashley would have to sell and legally Staveley would have to buy, so I don’t see how he or she could change their minds, but again I know very little on the legalities of these deals so I could be way off the mark.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Lochinvar

    Hahaha love is in the air pal

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #21

    Jazzy

    Would be better with Sanchez picture lol

    And yes she could do this but they will see the bigger risk first and maybe inject large money for safety.

    They will know all about Rafa as they have probably spoken to him and about both goals to forward the club as to why Rafa has not walked already after the transfer window.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #22

    Ings was okay for Burnley that season they were in the premiership although the amount of good chances he missed was not good and ultimately they got relegated on the back of that (A bit like us with Mitrovic/Perez/Wijnaldum)

    Liverpool then signed him and he has not been involved in first team games for 2 seasons now so its difficult to see how he could have improved when he was miles away from being the finished article before he got injured…….

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #23

    There was a piece in the mag I believe a few weeks ago which talked about the Monaco take over which was in a similar position to us, wouldn’t be completed before the window closed.

    They signed players knowing the funds would be available for wages etc once deal was done. Obviously a agreement between both parties was reached. Worth a look if you fancy looking through the mags articles, obviously not Jib as he hates the mag.

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  • magicmac54

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #24

    I totally agree with Jib, in Ings could be good for us, Ings is a very good player and for sure he would score goals for the toon. HWTL.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #25

    Spoof

    Once both parties agreed to a cost it would be witnessed and signed, meaning the club will belong to whoever buys it but there’s other things that need sorting before a full control like other businesses within the club,merchandise, sponsors, tab and other little things.

    But the first thing they will control will be the accounts which will allow them to make purchases and keep track on outgoings and incomings within the club.

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  • jazzyp

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #26

    Nezza

    For them to meet face to face speaks volumes to me. If a deal was nowhere near or in place then prospective parties would have no interest in meeting, Especially if valuation was far apart.
    I do see common ground being found to protect his current asset and hopefully Amanda’s future Asset for both sides to be able to move forward for the good of everyone

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Dec 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #27

    Jazzy

    With both parties meeting like this in the business world it’s fantastic, deals are mostly done by 3 people and most times without the owner, lawyers, accountants and negotiators are the first at the scene to get everything out the way and agree on a price, then simply after a deal is agreed the owners or representatives usually hold a meeting which in this case a meal 🙂

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 8, 2017 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #28

    Ings may not be another Aguero, but compared to Mitro and Joselu he’s a top striker and will score some goals.
    I can’t believe there is still some negativity on the blog about the potential deal!
    We’ve waited 10 years ffs, a few months is no problem as they will now obviously provide funds for strengthening in January!

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 8, 2017 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #29

    Totally agree moonraker. I don’t know much about insurance but all this is positive stuff

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  • mactoon

    Dec 8, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #30

    For this to happen it would need to be an amount agreed by both parties. Given that Ashley would be liable for repaying that amount if, for example the club got relegated and the deal didn’t go through I doubt Ashley would risk anything at all given his stance that the only money he will make available for transfers is money the club makes by itself.

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