Staveley Likely Will Buy Newcastle When Club Safe From Relegation

With all the various reports on the takeover over the last couple of days, things are in a confused state to say the least, but it could be that Amanda Staveley will buy Newcastle for £300M once the club is safe from relegation.

The Telegraph is reporting today that Newcastle could be bought by Amanda Staveley if she increases her current £250M bid – which has no clauses in it – up to £300M.

Luke Edwards is reporting that’s the price Ashley would accept for a straight cash deal – with the money all paid up front – and no clauses in the bid.

That seems possible, but there will be no bid made until Newcastle are safe from relegation.

If Newcastle do get say 40 points and are mathematically safe from relegation, that’s when things will hot up again on the takeover front.

Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

That could be as early as late April but more likely the end of the season.

At that time, if we are still a Premier League club, then if Amanda increases her offer by a mere £50M – 20% of her latest bid – then her group will be able to buy Newcastle.

Then she could give Rafa £100M to spend in the next two transfer windows and Rafa will also be able to use funds he gets in by selling players.

That seems like the simplest way the deal can go through before the summer.

However, if we are relegated things will get a lot more difficult.

Ms. Staveley may still want to buy Newcastle for a reduced price – but she will also want Rafa to remain as manager.

It would be difficult to convince Rafa to spend a second season down below so although she may still want to buy Newcastle it would be without Rafa Benitez.

She probably wouldn’t bother in that case and then we’d be back in the football wilderness

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17 comments so far

  • magscar

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Jib last thread ( might as wel have a break I think – too much wading through pages to check for any responses)

    Haven’t given any thought as to whether I would prefer SKY or streaming Co merely sizing up the possibilties coming up. Another what will be will be.

    SKY did initially transform how football was viewed but have become too influential.

  • L Toon

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Now we know that Mr tubbs reason for ending negotiations was a load of excrement, why were they ended? If he felt that he had to end negotiations why not simply issue a statement to mort to pass to stavelys people all very amicably. Simples. Instead he has allowed it to all get very messy, what did he expect? There was always going to be a problem with what fatty wants, what he can realisticly get, what pcp or anyone else values them at and what the club is worth right now. After thorough due dilligence would another interested party value it differently? I think stavelys offer is a representation of that, what the club is worth at this moment, not what its worth if were sat in mid table. What stavely is prepared to pay now would be a lot different to what she would pay when safety is confirmed i would guess. Mark douglas has alluded to stavely taking soundings from people in rafa’s circle about whats needed to take the club forward as well. That too is reflected in the offer. What can Ashley possibly point to as to why the club is worth 350 mill? I think fatty thought when he put the club on the market he would have plenty of offers to drive up the price and now that’s not the case, hes asking for a price he clearly knows hes not going to get, hence the fabricated buyer story. Hes gambling on this new tv deal hoping that it will draw out anymore potential bidders. Whether it does or not we will soon see. If hes genuinely wanting to sell the club meet stavely in the middle of nowhere if needs be away from the public gaze and thrash out a deal..

  • Belfast

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #3

    Well if you already pay a ridiculous amount each month to watch it. You don’t want Amazon or Google having anything to do with it.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Price of Newcastle United
    Are Newcastle United not worth more than Neymar and Courtinho

    Neymar – £198 million
    Courtino – £105 million
    £303 million
    Newcastle United £300 million


  • Bambams

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa interview coming up…

    Sky presenter has just stated RAFA allegedly ‘Didn’t expect the takeover to happen….

  • Belfast

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6


  • scott

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Reports she has turned her attention to buy Leeds now,playing Ashley at his own game now!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 19, 2018 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Rafa has said on SKY that Fat Ash told him the takeover would NOT happen 2-3 weeks ago!

  • ArtyH

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #9

    @4 Shows that if a club is run correctly the wealth is there as the players bought clearly show. Ridiculous the amount of money in football now, and it makes our situation even more exasperating as we could be part of the action if managed correctly by a caring owner, he too would reap the rewards instead of the derision. Gone too far for that now though.

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #10

    If PCP were to increase its bid to £300m with no strings now, there is a interim period while deal is finalised. In that period of limbo, where’s the confidence that Ashley’d give Rafa enough to seriously try to avoid relegation? Given Ashley’s history, there’s none! And offering him £300m would probably tempt him to ask for more.

    Yes, business is business but there are those in the business community who do have scruples and behave ethically but does Ashley sit in that tent? Maybe that’s a question the Ashley fans could answer?

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Luke Edwards reporting what he’s heard Ashley’d accept? Has Ashley not got the balls to contact PCP direct? Because he’s realised he’s been misinformed about PCP’s offers, made his views known via a rant to Sky and hence is looking a complete fool.

    Let the greedy git stew in his own juice.

  • Versace101

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #12

    quit takeover talk… from this day forward what ever happens happens… just support the boys… we need to stay up… this could be the end of us… stop all talk of it b s on here with sources about dealings and aload of cobblers.. haway the lads..

  • Versace101

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #13

    we need to results on the pitch for the takeover to happen so pull your fingers out.. and support your boys!

  • Versace101

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #14

    p.s amanda would get it hard!

  • toonluvva

    Jan 19, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #15

    By the time we, hopefully, know that we are not going to be relegated, Mr Ashley will have learned how much extra cash he is going to receive for TV rights.

    His greed will make him push the price right up. £400M, £450M One Billion gazillion pounds? Who knows but unlike the man himself it won’t be cheap!

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #16

    People are assuming that if pcp take over they will pump millions into the club to buy players. There is no guarantee. If they have all this in reserve why not put in a realistic bid in in the first place. Just saying.

  • Moonraker15

    Jan 19, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Coutinho went for £146 million! I think it’s the players value which is too high but it shows the earnings potential for clubs if successful. Liverpool now valued at over £1 billion. Toon’s problem is Ashley has allowed our stock to drop from a European team to a Nationwide team (nearly)! If we were challenging the top 6, entirely feasible then we’re worth over £500 million!


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