Ashley Determined To Sell Newcastle This Summer – Two New Parties Interested

In an exclusive in the Telegraph today, they are reporting that once safety is assured at Newcastle Mike Ashley will renew his efforts to sell the club.

That’s good news but we cannot have uncertainty again during the summer transfer window.

And even though Mike Ashley wants to sell Newcastle he has to give some transfer money to Rafa so the manager can strengthen the side before next season and start doing that early this summer.

That’s what would-be buyers would want in any case – they don’t want to buy a club that will be fighting relegation again next season.

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But it really does seem that Ashley is sick of Newcastle and wants to unload the club in the summer.

That’s very good news.

Here’s a positive bit of news from the exclusive in the Telegraph:

“Telegraph Sport understands that there has been tentative interest from at least two new parties in the last few weeks.”

“But everything remains on hold until both sides know which division Newcastle will be playing in next season.”

The sooner Newcastle can ensure safety the sooner Mike Ashley can look at selling the club and hopefully the sooner the club can be sold.

But unless Ashley is willing to deal at a reasonable price – say £300M with no strings attached – then this could drag on once again – as it did last from last October through early January.

Rafa Benitez will have known about this since last January when Mike ended the long drawn-out negotiations with Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group.

Rafa talks as though he wants to stay long-term at Newcastle but obviously that will be under new owners and whether Ashley can get him to sign a new deal before the club is sold looks (very) doubtful.

Rafa will want to know what he’s signing on for and who the new owners will be.

And Ashley is also willing to listen to new offers from Amanda Staveley once Newcastle are safe in the Premier League.

It would be great if Ashley can sell the club early in the summer so the new owners and Rafa have a full transfer window.

But again – unless Ashley is willing to do a quick deal and accept a reasonable price for the club – this thing could drag on during the summer.

That’s something we don’t want to happen – for the good of the club.

But this is good news for Newcastle fans.

Now we must beat Huddersfield Town tomorrow – this is a huge incentive to do just that.

I thought Ashley may be staying at the club but I was wrong.

That’s more good news.


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9 comments so far

  • Jib

    Mar 30, 2018 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    one of the reasons your posts may have fallen off

    the next button for the following article often isn’t here ?

  • Jib

    Mar 30, 2018 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2

    ? = arrow down

  • Mickey G

    Mar 30, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeah of course he is. Next

  • wynsleap

    Mar 30, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Already upon us even earlier than usual …..the next round of “I’ve had enough”, “I want to sell”, “We have more interested parties” guff, all aimed at taking us uncertainly through the next transfer window without spending anything until he pulls the plug again – just before the season starts. Haven’t we been down this road before … on a number of occasions…. and still we all fall for it.

  • lesh

    Mar 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    Tentative interest is just that – they’ll be the mystery bidders who were reported last time around. And Ashley’s the one who threw his toys out of the pram over leaks? Bollox! It’s another excuse not to spend and it puts Rafa in a difficult situation yet again.

  • Peebles_dave

    Mar 30, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    More “rumours about take over”, “The Telegraph understands”, “tentative interest”. No quotes, nothing attributable.
    Are season ticket renewals out around now? Coincidence, cynicism or Realism.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 30, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    I think it will happen. If not, I think Ashley will allow more spending than before. Keep believing fellas. I still think rafa ballsed up with mitro who we will see score goals on the big stage in the summer. But two goals from the Algerian or one winner and all will be forgiven!

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Love it, right on point for the summer transfers. M.A sorry Rafa but as you know we couldn’t purchase any players due to the merry go round with these so called people that would like to purchase the club. Not my fault so I’ve decided I am not going to sell and as its one day before the window shuts try and get some in on loan. We will then look at this in Jan. 5 months go by and Ashley has said, oh my god there are 10 people that want to purchase the club so I guess this time I may have to, last day of Jan transfer window. Sorry Rafa but none of them came up with the cash, Rafa to M.A, why you calling me I haven’t worked for you since Sept.

  • Toonboy12

    Mar 31, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #9

    A sale will not happen because the fat one will always value the club at £50m above what ever someone is willing to pay and therein lies the problem. He just can’t help himself.


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