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.