For Mike Ashley to come out and reveal he hopes to sell the club this year is strange.
That’s only four weeks, so we have to think that a buyer has been negotiating with him for a while.
But as we’ve said before takeovers can happen quickly when the buyer is really serious.
And since Ashley wants to sell the club this month and before the transfer window, you have to think the new buyers will go all out to get Rafa’s targets in next month and are willing to pay out the money to get them.
Mike Ashley – must be negotiating with a specific buyer
Here’s a tweet from Sky Sports Keith Downie:
Mike Ashley: “Talks to sell Newcastle United are at a more progressed stage then they’ve ever been. It’s possible that I could sell the club before the January transfer window. I’d like to do that, if it’s the right buyer.” https://t.co/uuKoPIuevW
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) December 3, 2018
— The Mags (@TheNUFCMags) December 3, 2018