Amanda Staveley has said in her exclusive interview with George Caulkin in the Times that she made three offers for the club in November.
The final one of those is the one still on the table – and she says that’s a straight upfront payment of £250M with no clauses in it.
And the AshleyOut group published a piece yesterday in the Chronicle representing what fans think.
They want Ashley out of the club and for him to sell Newcastle as soon as possible – these additional leaks by Staveley will only put extra pressure on Ashley to do that – we hope.
But beware of Ashley – he can be a very stubborn man.
Amanda Staveley and Mike Ashley – who do you want as owner?
There’s some debate about the £250M bid still on the table from Staveley.
And today a source for Ashley has told Sky Sports (who else?) they are not aware of that bid, which seems strange to say the least.
This is what source close to Mike Ashley told Sky Sports:
”We are not aware of any bid that doesn’t contain relegation clauses and we are not considering any further talks with PCP Capital Partners.”
“Our sole focus is to support Rafa Benitez in the current transfer market with all the resources at our disposal.”
If Ashley is supporting Rafa in this window that’s very good but he waited at least two weeks before doing anything to help the manager, and as far as we know Rafa still doesn’t know what funds he has to spend this month.
The combination of Rafa Benitez managing Newcastle and Amanda Staveley leading the club as Chairman or Chief Executive would seem to give us exactly what we need.
Two ambitious people in charge of Newcastle which we haven’t had since Mike Ashley bought the club almost 11 years ago and we are no longer one of the top clubs in England due to his thrifty ways.
We hope that Ashley will sell the club soon.