Once Newcastle are safe in the league this season we may see some new bids for the club made to owner Mike Ashley.
Maybe Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners group will come back with a renewed offer to buy the club.
But there’s a strange report in the Star today that boxer Floyd Mayweather could be interested in a takeover bid for Newcastle United.
Floyd has made a lot of money in his boxing career and in 2016 Forbes Magazine had his net worth at £340M.
But it may be as much as £100M more than that after his last (comical) fight with Conor McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather – new owner of Newcastle – we doubt it
The news now is that Mayweather and McGregor could meet again – this time for a fight under UFC rules.
This stuff is only about making money, and it’s a little ridiculous.
Here are some quotes in the Star said to be from Mayweather:
“You better believe if I were to invest in Newcastle I would be back partying there often.”
“I love Newcastle. Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world.”
“I met some of the players last year – and they are good guys.”
“I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports, but I invest with my head not my heart.”
“Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money.”
“But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looking over it and went ‘Floyd that can make money’ then I would invest.”
“Soccer might not be my game but I’ve got connections everywhere.”
“Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle.”
We would take this with a pinch of salt, and we would be (very) surprised if Floyd has actually said that.
But we’ve been wrong before.
There could be bids in the next couple of months but some could purely be publicity stunts.
We don’t expect Newcastle to have a new owner this summer, although it could still happen.
The main reason is that Ashley will be asking too much for the club – a club he’s let stagnate for eleven years now.
As long as Mike Ashley starts treating Rafa with some respect and dignity, and gets the Spanish manager to sign a long-term contract to stay on Tyneside – things shouldn’t be too bad.
But it all depends on Ashley.