There is a good video in the Chronicle by Lee Ryder about the potential takeover of Newcastle and Lee says that Mike Ashley still has the club up for sale and will listen to offers for the club.
But thinking back to the circus of the last three months of last year, Ashley wanted £300M cash up front, and Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group eventually bid only £250M.
But that was better than Ashley’s ever done before – it was the first bona fide bid for the club after this is the third time it’s been put up for sale.
There’s a lot of uncertainty about Newcastle at the moment which will keep any would-be buyer from bidding at the moment.
If we are relegated Ashley is unlikely to get any offers, or a low bid he would reject.
Mike Ashley – demanding too high a price for one thing
That’s probably the last thing Ashley wants, but he’s been the one responsible for putting Newcastle into a perilous relegation position – once again
If we survive, but Rafa Benitez decides to leave Newcastle for another Premier League club, which was a news story today, that would take the crown jewels away that Newcastle have with Rafa Benitez as the manager.
Not many people would be interested in buying Newcastle with Rafa not the manager on Tyneside.
We’d love for Ashley to sell and Rafa to stay – don’t get us wrong.
But when you look at the current situation, it’s more likely that Ashley will not sell than he will.
Some of that is based on Ashley wanting his money back on the club, but what has he ever done to make the club better?
If he doesn’t sell the club that may also lead to Rafa looking for pastures new in the Premier League.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but we are not confident at all the club will be sold before the summer is out.
What do you think?