Newcastle have finally reached the promised land and 41 points which should see us safe in the Premier League.
With 3rd bottom Southampton still 13 points behind us and only 15 points to play for, the next game they lose means they will not be able to catch us.
Alternatively, another win by Newcastle will also accomplish that in the five games we have left to play.
We will soon be mathematically certain to stay up.
So if Amanda Staveley is really serious about buying Newcastle, there’s no reason why she wouldn’t be putting in another bid very soon.
Mike Ashley – hopefully, we will get ambitious buyers coming in
And for those phantom other buyers who we keep hearing about – we should also be hearing from them soon – if they truly exist.
Would-be buyers should now be moving quickly for at least two good reasons; the first is to beat the others to an agreement with Mike Ashley.
But the other reason is that if there is no sale this summer Rafa may think twice about staying at Newcastle and will likely not be willing sign a new deal with Ashley still in charge.
That’s unless Mike Ashley will support Rafa – but the owner has already said that (he can have every last penny) and he hasn’t supported him much at all this season financially.
Rafa doesn’t want to waste his energy trying to persuade Mike Ashley to do the right thing; it takes too much effort, and another club would be only too willing to support our world-class manager with his high ambitions.
In fact with Newcastle seeming to improve in every game as the season progresses a typical Mike Ashley is to say we don’t need any new players since the squad has already improved substantially this seaosn.
So if Newcastle United are really to be sold to summer – and there are real buyers out there interested in the club for say £350M – they should make a move and soon.
Otherwise, it will not happen, and the question will be whether Rafa Benitez is willing to try to work with Mike Ashley after the owner hasn’t exactly kept his word this season.
What do you think?